President Donald Trump addressed his claim that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped him during the 2016 election campaign by joking that he and his guest, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, had "something in common, perhaps."
A German reporter asked Trump on Friday about a Fox News report cited by the White House which alleged the British surveillance agency GCHQ had been used to wiretap Trump Tower.
During Friday’s press conference, Trump turned to Merkel and said, “at least we have something in common,” referring to leaks by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden that the NSA had tapped her phone, according to reports.
Two weeks ago, Trump made the Obama wiretap allegations public via Twitter.
Members of the House intelligence committees and the Senate have since refuted Trump’s wiretap claims citing lack of evidence.