This morning the White House was forced to issue a humiliating apology to the UK after Press Secretary Sean Spicer, citing a Fox News story, alleged that the UK wiretapped Trump in his Thursday press conference. He blamed British intelligence agency GCHQ for aiding former President Barack Obama in his quest to illegally wiretap the Donald Trump campaign.
After Spicer’s outrageous remarks, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesperson said:
We’ve made clear to the Administration that these claims are ridiculous and they should be ignored and we’ve received assurances that these allegations will not be repeated.
We have a close special relationship with the White House and that allows us to raise concerns as and when they arise as was true in this case.
He said that the baseless claims coming from Trump’s White House should be ignored.
A GCHQ spokesperson concurred, calling the accusations “utterly ridiculous.”
Perhaps this lesson in national embarrassment will shame image-obsessed President Trump into using an iota of self-control on Twitter, rather than spewing lies that he has absolutely zero evidence to back up.