Trump Offers No Apology for Claim on British Spying

Ok, earlier I posted that the White House had apologized to the British government and I said that must have killed Trump. Now Trump is saying he never apologized and then blames FoxNews:

WASHINGTON — President Trump refused to back down on Friday after his White House aired an unverified claim that Britain’s spy agency secretly monitored him during last year’s campaign at the behest of President Barack Obama.

Although his aides in private conversations since Thursday night had tried to calm British officials who were livid over the claim, Mr. Trump made clear that he felt the White House had nothing to retract or apologize for. He said his spokesman was simply repeating an assertion made by a Fox News commentator.

“We said nothing,” Mr. Trump told a German reporter who asked about the matter at a joint White House news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel. “All we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind who was the one responsible for saying that on television. I didn’t make an opinion on it.” He added: “You shouldn’t be talking to me. You should be talking to Fox.”

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  1. This is interesting.

    British media reports the apology, nothing more on mainstream channels.

    US media reports Trump and Spicer rowing back.

    I sense a backroom deal: that they won’t repeat the claims, but don’t have to refute them.

    That’s British diplomacy.

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