On Tuesday morning, “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski asked President Donald Trump to come clean about his wiretapping allegations against former President Obama.
“If the president was lying, don’t you think at some point he ought to say, ‘I apologize, I am just an idiot?'” she asked the panel on the show.
She also pointed to Sean Spicer’s attempt to explain President Trump’s tweets as meaning something entirely different from what everyone, including Trump’s staff, originally thought they meant. She said that his explanation was “actually worse” than Trump’s original tweets.
Brzezinski later turned to the camera and asked President Trump directly, “Were you lying, Mr. President? Did you make it up? Was it some sort of little spurt of activity that you had out of need to have action?”
“I’d like to know where it came from, because it’s a very serious allegation. And it questions everything that you’re about. And it questions whether we can ever believe you and whether Americans can believe you,” Brzezinski added.
“And whether this country is being run by someone who thinks this is a serious job or thinks it’s a joke and he can amuse himself on Twitter every single day just ‘cause he feels like it. And spew out lies about people and call them names and make defaming claims about their reputation just because he feels like it.”
Her question and Spicer’s explanation come as the Trump administration has failed to come up with evidence to back up the jaw-dropping claims that President Trump made earlier this month that Trump Tower had been wiretapped by former President Obama.