Donald Trump's Own Words Are Coming To Haunt His Presidency

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Trump’s baseless wiretapping allegations against Obama and his comments on ‘banning Muslims’ have done him some serious damage politically.

President Donald Trump has been embroiled in many controversies ever since he assumed office. From rolling out a controversial travel to faking a terror attack, Trump presidency has done it all.

However, in the short span of two months there have been several instances when Trump’s own words have stirred a controversy, landing him in hot water.

Recently, Trump hurled an accusation in a series of tweets claiming Barack Obama wiretapped him in the Trump Tower just before the election. However, until now, the White House hasn't been able to provide evidence of Trump’s allegations and numerous government authorities denied the charge. 

Devin Nunes, who leads the House intelligence panel, said after receiving the material, he saw no evidence of wiretapping.

 “I don't believe Trump Tower was tapped. We don't have any evidence that that took place and, in fact, I don't believe — just in the last week of time, the people we've talked to — I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower," he added.

Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, also laid down a series of explanations regarding Trump’s wiretapping claim. He said when the president explicitly said Obama wiretapped him, he didn’t mean Obama. Or wiretapping. He further insisted Trump was referring to “surveillance and other activities.”

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan also added his voice to those rejecting Trump's contention.

“The point is, the intelligence committees in their continuing, widening, ongoing investigation of all things Russia, got to the bottom — at least so far — with respect to our intelligence community that no such wiretap existed,” he said.

Then there are Trump's promises during the campaign about health care plans.

 

His promises took an unexpected shift after he assumed office as now he is trying to negotiate a bill calling for a swift end to the Obamacare expansion. However, several GOP senators have lodged concerns against the bill. These senators have the power to sink the bill if they vote against it.

Sen. Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican said, “There is no three-step plan. That is just political talk. It's just politicians engaging in spin." 

No matter what Trump and his administration continue to claim, the Jan. 27 executive order to restrict travelers from seven countries — Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — from entering the United States was the implementation of the notorious Muslim ban the business mogul proposed during his controversial election campaign.

Recently, a revamped ban has been rolled, however it is no different from the older one. Courts in Hawaii and Maryland blocked the implementation of the travel ban on the basis of the presdient’s past claims during his presidential campaign to “keep Muslims out.”

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