CNN: Obama irked and exasperated in response to Trump's wiretapping claims, sources say
Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama was irked and exasperated in response to his successor's uncorroborated wiretapping accusation, sources close to the former president tell CNN, though these sources say Obama's reaction stopped short of outright fury.
Obama and his aides responded with disbelief when they learned of President Donald Trump's Saturday morning tweets laying out the charges. Later in the day, an Obama spokesman said "neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false."
The sources provided CNN with slightly different insight into Obama's demeanor than others who told The Wall Street Journal that Obama was "livid."
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WNU Editor: He may be peeved, but as I commented yesterday ..... Is The News Media Now Ignoring The Trump - Russian Hack Story? (March 7, 2017) .... when those tweets went out the media narrative on Trump and the Russians has been eliminated from the news cycle. Hmmm .... on a side note .... I did not know that President Obama decided to not return a phone call from President Trump after the inauguration .... Obama livid at Trump, didn't return his phone call after inauguration: Report (Washington Examiner).
More News On President Obama Reaction To President Trump's Wiretapping Claims
Obama ‘Livid,' in 'Disbelief' Over Wiretapping Allegations -- US News and World Report
Report: Obama was furious after Trump accused him of wiretapping -- The Hill
Obama 'rolled his eyes' at Trump's wiretap accusation -- The Hill
Obama furious over Trump tweets accusing him of illegal wiretapping: sources -- Market Watch/WSJ
Trump’s wiretapping accusations reportedly got under Obama’s skin -- NYDaily News