Trump, Amid Ongoing Wiretap Claims, Says Obama Was ‘Very Nice’ To Him

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President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that President Barack Obama, who he previously called a “bad (or sick) guy,” has “been very nice” to him.

“He’s been very nice to me personally, but his people haven’t been nice,” Trump told Fox News’ Jesse Watters. “While he’s nice personally, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of nice things happening behind the scenes, and that’s unfortunate.”

Earlier in March, when Trump accused Obama of “wire tapping” his phones at Trump Tower before the 2016 election, he called his predecessor a “bad (or sick) guy.”

“This is McCarthyism!” Trump tweeted. “How low has President Obama gone.”

Trump has offered no evidence for his claims, though he referenced news reports that used the word “wiretap,” a term he used, in an interview on Wednesday. He then deflected responsibility for the content of those reports.

Obama was less than impressed with Trump’s “wire tapping” allegations, according to several reports. According to one report by NBC News, he “rolled his eyes” at Trump’s claims.

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