Top House Republican: Trump Should Apologize To Obama For ‘Reckless’ Claim

Rep. Tom Cole, the deputy majority whip in the House of Representatives, called on President Donald Trump to apologize to former President Barack Obama over his wiretapping claim on Twitter days ago. CNN congressional correspondent Manu Raju asked the Oklahoma Republican about the ongoing controversy. Rep. Cole replied, “I see no indication that that’s true. And so, it’s not a charge I would have ever made.” The deputy whip continued, “And frankly, unless you can produce some pretty compelling proof, then I think the president — you know, President Obama is owed an apology in that regard — because, you know, if he didn’t do it, we shouldn’t be reckless in accusations that he did.” Rep. Cole backed Trump during the 2016 presidential race, though he had labeled the billionaire a “work in progress” earlier that year. [image via screengrab]

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