Just days after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer defended Donald Trump's tweet where he accused Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower, the reality star-turned-President of the United States gave the American people a cliffhanger during his interview Wednesday night with Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson. “Wiretap covers a lot of different things,” he said. “I think you’re going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks."
On Monday, Spicer "explained" the true meaning of what appeared to be a pretty straight-forward series of tweets from Trump accusing President Obama of tapping his phones.
"I think there's no question that the Obama administration, that there were actions about surveillance and other activities that occurred in the 2016 election," Spicer said. "The President used the word wiretaps in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities."
On Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes shot down Trump's initial theory that Obama tapped his phones. "I don't believe Trump Tower was tapped," he told reporters, per CNN. "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." However, Nunes kept the door open regarding The Donald's wiretap claims by stating that communications may have been collected in an "incidental" intelligence collection.
When it came to his tax returns released on Tuesday, Trump complained to Carlson that the documents being released was "illegal." He also said that revamping health care "has to come first" so that he can start on tax reform. He said taxes will go "way down" for business.
Trump continued his claims that the Affordable Care Act was "imploding"—something belied by the fact that over 12 million people have signed up for it this year.
He also talked about social media, saying he "wouldn't be here" if it wasn't for Twitter. He said that NBC was "despicable" in its coverage of him, so he needs social media to get his message out. "Much of the news is not honest," he continued. "When I have close to 100 million people watching me [across all of his social media platforms], I have my own form of media."
You can watch the interview with Carlson above.