This weekend, it was NBC’s turn to face the wrath of President Donald Trump.
The POTUS is angry because instead of investigating his unsubstantiated claims that Barack Obama wiretapped his phone, NBC is more interested in the idea of a foreign government directly meddling in the bedrock of American democracy, the presidential election.
Trump went on the attack about NBC's focus on the "fake" story (one that the Senate Intelligence Committee, House Intelligence Committee and the FBI are currently probing as well).
When will Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd and @NBCNews start talking about the Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL and stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2017
It is the same Fake News Media that said there is "no path to victory for Trump" that is now pushing the phony Russia story. A total scam!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2017
Trump’s wiretapping accusations against Obama, on the other hand, are more like a string of words in a futile search for a point. Not a shred of evidence has been produced, and Obama could not care less. This has only added to Trump’s frustration.
Trump led a Twitter attack against NBC and "sleepy eyes" host Chuck Todd (because Trump is a playground bully and name-calling is cool) for not letting go of the Trump/Russia story.
Of course, Todd replied:
The news anchor had also talked to top Washington lawyer Abbe Lowell and former Obama press secretary Josh Earnest about the developments in Trump’s Russia links.
While Trump has not flinched from his position, the White House maintains that Trump’s remarks were aimed at the broader practice of surveillance.