In a hilarious and feverish interview with Time, President Trump has defended his accusations of former President Obama spying on his campaign headquarters, and said that information brought to the forefront Wednesday by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes of California proved him right.
Trump was coy about whether he had inside information, preferring to refer to reports in the New York Times and other sources before and after the 2016 election.
“I’m a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right,” Mr. Trump said, stating that he never meant to accuse anyone of old-fashioned wiretapping in the literal sense, but surveillance in general. “When I said ‘wire tapping,’ it was in quotes,” he continued.
Finally, Trump shined on the likely-hostile reporter by saying, “I can’t be doing too bad. I’m President, and you’re not.”