SATIRE FROM THE BOROWITZ REPORT
OBAMA DENIES WIRETAPPING TRUMP: "LIKE I'D WANT TO HEAR MORE FROM THAT FOOL?"
By Andy Borowitz 03:29 P.M.
Photograph by Susan Walsh / AP
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump's claim that Barack Obama wiretapped him received a strong denial on Monday from the former President, who said to reporters, "Like I'd want to hear more from that fool?"
Obama said that, when he first saw Trump's allegations on Twitter, "My first thought was, Only a narcissist on the scale of Donald Trump would think people want to hear more from him than they currently do. If anything, I think we'd all like to hear way, way less."
He said that his wife, Michelle, agreed that the idea of his wanting to hear more from Donald Trump "was one of the funniest things she's ever heard."
"When I read her those Trump tweets on Saturday morning, she totally cracked up," the former President said. "Whenever we're at home and that guy comes on TV, I'm always, like, 'Michelle, turn that damn thing off.' "
Obama visibly shuddered at the notion of intelligence agencies providing him with hours of recordings of Donald Trump talking. "Don't even," he said.
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