President Donald Trump greets Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Fortune: Iraq’s Prime Minister Jokes About President Trump’s Wiretapping Claim in White House Visit
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited the White House Monday, and managed to get a jab in to President Donald Trump about his unsubstantiated claims that President Obama had ordered a wiretap on Trump Tower during the 2016 election.
According to a report from a pool reporter, the press asked the President a question about wiretapping, to which he did not respond. But al-Abadi grabbed Trump's arm and joked, "we had nothing to do with the wiretap."
Earlier this month, President Trump tweeted his unproven claim about Obama wiretapping him, but provided no proof. Speaking at a Congressional hearing on Russian meddling in the 2016 election Monday, FBI Director James Comey said there is no evidence or intelligence to support these claims. Ranking members of the House and Senate intelligence committees have said the same thing.
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Update #1: Iraq's prime minister pokes fun at Trump over wiretapping claims during trip to White House (Business Insider)
Update #2: Iraqi prime minister jokes with Trump about wiretaps (The Hill)
WNU Editor: The jokes continue .... Iraqi prime minister keeps joking about Trump (Washington Examiner).