Sen. John McCain of Arizona has been a staunch critic of many of U.S. President Donald Trump’s public statements. However, on CNN’s “State of the Union,” he supported the President’s assertion of conspiracy theories.
When asked about the President’s assertion that former President Barack Obama had wiretapped the phones at Trump Tower prior to the November election, McCain dodged questions, simply stating that the President has a “unique style.”
McCain did tell host Jake Tapper, however, that he doesn’t personally believe Trump’s charges and he thinks the President could clear up the whole ordeal with a simple phone call.
“I have no reason to believe that the charge is true, but I also believe that the president of the United States could clear this up in a minute. All he has to do is pick up the phone, call the director of the CIA, director of national intelligence and say, ‘OK, what happened?’ Because they certainly should know whether the former president of the United States was wiretapping Trump Tower.”
He also stressed that President Trump has a duty to provide evidence to the American people, saying,
“The president has one of two choices: Either retract or to provide the information that the American people deserve. Because if his predecessor violated the law, President Obama violated the law, we’ve got a serious issue here, to say the least.”
After being prompted by Tapper about his feelings regarding Trump’s tweeting of random conspiracy theories, McCain simply stated, “The president obviously has a unique style.”
Watch the clip here: