Fox News Refuses To Confirm Trump’s British Spying Claim Minutes After Trump Says “Ask Fox” [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports:

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, fueling a rare rupture between the United States and its most important international partner.

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.”

And a few minutes later this happened:

With all the attention on Fox News right now because of a report from Judge Andrew Napolitano about surveillance on Trump being conducted by British intel agency GCHQ, it didn’t take long after President Trump‘s presser for Shep Smith to respond on Fox. GCHQ is outraged that the White House shared this report, and when the president was confronted about his tweets today, he said, “You shouldn’t be talking to me, you should be talking to Fox.”

When Sean Spicer was asked about whether the White House apologized today, he indicated there was no apology and said, “I don’t think we regret anything.” Smith brought up Trump’s invocation of Napolitano and said, “Fox News cannot confirm Judge Napolitano’s commentary. Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now-President of the United States was surveilled at any time in any way. Full stop.”

  • MikeBx2

    National embarrassment day 57.

    • FAEN

      I wish I could up vote you more than once.

    • Rex

      57 days, huh.
      He was supposed to destroy ISIS in 30 days, he’s behind schedule.

      • Chucktech

        He was supposed to destroy Obamacare 56 days ago.

        • Steverino

          Oh, that’s the commiepinkosnowflakelibruls’ fault.

        • johncAtl

          ISIS, Obamacare, etc. It’ll all be forgotten once we start bombing North Korea.

          • Mildreddhaner

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      • Sashineb

        In an interview last year, he said he would declare war (on ISIS) on Day One.

      • lymis

        Wasn’t he supposed to get all the illegals out of the country on day 1?

        • Al

          Oh what a busy day it was.

      • DN

        I’d go back further, even. He said during the campaign that he knew how to defeat ISIL but wouldn’t reveal how. That makes him, in my opinion, personally culpable for every. single. death. at the hands of ISIL.

    • Gregory B

      Feels like 57 years…

    • Adam Schmidt

      We’ve almost survived 4% of his presidency (assuming no impeachment, death, and only a 4 year term).

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • Kelly Lape

    Computer says “no”

    • Pollos Hermanos
      • FAEN

        My name is Carol

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Hes a cutie out of drag too

      • Guest

        Who is she please?

        • Strepsi

          David Walliams (openly bi and trans-friendly author and actor from the UK) in the sketch show “Little Britain”
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3IxMQsazAM
          David Walliams also swam the Channel for charity. Here he is flirting with Alan Carr:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAEo8AwXn08

        • CottonBlimp

          David Walliams. He was in a sketch show called Little Britain with the openly gay Matt Lucas.

          Walliams himself is married to a woman but (I think) has said he’s bisexual.

  • bkmn
    • Todd20036

      And still feeds him

  • Tomcat

    It’s those damn voices in his head again.

  • Rex

    The very idea that Trump would apologize for anything is just ludicrous.

  • Jeffrey

    OT but this headline gave me a laugh just now https://m.imgur.com/gallery/u8UlR#oQiGK94

    • bkmn

      Every time I hear someone talk about coming out of the closet in Hollywood and they talk about knowing several people who are in the closet by choice in Hollywood for fear of losing roles…my mind goes to Jackman.

    • Rex

      He’s dreamy.
      I need a guy to look at me like that.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      That boy has a daddy crush

      • Jeffrey

        Ain’t it sweet

      • Todd20036

        The boy has excellent taste in daddies, IMHO

  • Joe in PA

    Again with the “very talented legal mind…

    WTF Prez…the guy works for Fox News.

    • Tomcat

      He was referring to Janet Napolitano as the legal mind.

      • Joe in PA

        If only. 😉

        • Tomcat

          If we refuse facts we become THEM.

      • Miji

        Haha, like when he didn’t seem to know the difference between Tim Kaine and Tom Kean.

  • TK

    Trump really needs to cut the shit and just say “Ask Breitbart” when he wants things confirmed with 100% confidence.

    • EweTaw

      That’s more like it. 🙂

  • EweTaw
    • Todd20036

      She deserves to be abandoned, and so does anyone who voted for Trump

    • lymis

      Isn’t that Mia Farrow at the window?

      “Mr. President, Rosemary is here with your baby.”

  • Rex

    Look out Fox, next thing you know he’ll be referring to you as the “failing Fox News.”

    • ColdCountry

      It would be nice if Fox had checked the guy out first, but I know verification isn’t their style.

  • AtticusP

    The neverending circus that is Trump.

    Can we impeach him yet?

    • Miji

      Pleeeeeease! If not, I don’t know how long I can avoid meeting an early demise by coronary while yelling at my television.

      • Christopher

        That’s why I drink vodka. It keeps the blood thin. Passes right through.

    • Friday

      I think we’re going to need a new word for what to do to him, possibly there’s something from ancient Egypt involving burying him and all his followers upside-down with hyena parts mixed in and redacting his name and lineage from history.

  • HZ81

    Hilarious. Fox News has been a lying shit-fest of hackery since the 90s, dumbing-down every viewer in its path.

    Today’s GOP and Trump are the results. Enjoy.

    • Friday

      And now straight to the Unpresident’s ears, or what they think they heard.

  • BuzzKill48
  • greenmanTN

    Puzzling Evidence

    https://youtu.be/HdCfYHNctsc

    • Friday

      Hail “Bob.” 🙂

  • Robert Anthony

    If Putin wants to disrupt all of western civilization with his dancing orange monkey he’s pretty fucking successful so far.

    • Friday

      I think he may have overplayed it. Western civilization seems to be remembering it’s about more than Iphones and flag-waving about now.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • Gustav2

      “Verdammt nochmal.”

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        I’m really giving those German translation websites a workout today.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Twenty-eight years in statecraft and here I am sharing the stage with Bozo.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      “You little, little pathetic excuse of a man.”

    • KCMC

      Meinst du dass oder sagst du dass nur so?

      • Gustav2

        Nicht einmal Twitter weiß es.

    • ColdCountry

      The first thing that popped into my head was those photos of cats that say, ‘your cat is plotting to kill you.’

    • David Walker

      “The fuck? Seriously?”

    • GayOldLady

      Angela bubble thought, “OMFG”.

      • Dazzer

        Angela’s thought bubble: “It’s not for long, but at least the Leader of the Free World is back in the Oval Office for a couple of hours”.

        • GayOldLady

          Clever. 🙂

      • JCF

        Ach, Mein Verkakte Gott!

    • ohh myy

      Angela knows the history of Mad King Ludwig.

      • Craig Howell

        Hey, at least Mad King Ludwig was fond of Wagner. Who’s Hair Trump fond of–Duck Dynasty?

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Amd ludwig was gay and had a handsome lover.

    • Todd20036

      “You haven’t a clue what you are doing here, do you?”

    • Acronym Jim

      “Das ist nicht normal.”

    • Acronym Jim

      “Ew, what’s that thing on his lip?”

      • Christopher

        His face!

        Eeewwwww!

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        His lip.

  • Gustav2

    “You should be talking to Fox.” but it is presidential to quote them any time I want to distract our citizens.

  • Ninja0980

    Trump is never going to apologize and if means he throws everyone else under the bus to avoid doing so, he will.

  • The_Wretched

    Maybe you ask actual intel agencies and don’t bounce intel questions to the news media? I ask carpenters how to make cabinets, not real estate agents.

    • Gigi

      My real estate agent is a master cabinet maker. 😉

      • Tomcat

        And trump is a lousy one.

        • kareemachan

          And an even shittier SCROTUS.

  • Friday

    He listens to Faux News and Breitbart, instead of all the intelligence and law enforcement agencies and military branches at his disposal, cause he’s ‘like a smart person.’ (Only much, much, much, dumber.)

    • Chuck in NYC

      One thing Faux News could stop doing is giving airtime to jackasses like Judge Napolitano. Like I believe that might happen…

  • William

    Won’t it be interesting when Great Britain and North Korea declare war on the US?

    • Tomcat

      Don’t leave out the rest of their alliance nations.

      • grada3784

        Eurasia and Eastasia against America?

  • andrew

    Why would President Obama risk or even need to spy on Trump when he and and the rest of his Administration were convinced that Hillary was going to be his successor?

    • JCF

      Personally, I think Obama knew Drumpf could be elected (what w/ the shit show of the Russians, the fake news swallowers—and then Comey).

  • Belthazar

    This is called telling a lie that cannot be or is extremely difficult to confirmed. He fell flat on his face with the Obama is “wiretapping” him, especially when the House, Senate, and his own AG said that no such evidence existed.

    This is scary. Britain (staunch ally) was just thrown under the bus based on a lie. Our international allies are realizing that you cannot believe anything this man says and that he is dangerous.

    • Jeffg166

      I think they all knew who he was and is. Like most people here they’re waiting for him to go.

      • thatotherjean

        I hope you’re right. We’re still going to need allies when he’s gone, to help us pick up the pieces and try to stick them back together.

        • kareemachan

          Oh, I think that most of them are mature and intelligent enough to realize it’s not America per se, it’s the jackass at the helm at this point….

  • RepublicansRNotConservative

    NPD Making Great Republicans, one Nut Job at at time.

  • Henry Auvil

    Instead of a wall, maybe the trump administration should consider digging a hole across the Mexican border. They seem to very good at that.

  • Oh FFS… Fox News can’t confirm any of this shit because they are not a gov’t intelligence agency.

    Napolitano made his claim…and provided no sources or corroboration. NONE.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • sadoldguy

    When even Fox is calling BS, you know you got problems.

    What a weasel.

    I apologize if I have offended any weasels, but you get the idea.

  • ColdCountry

    So the President is not responsible for repeating, without qualification, any rumor he hears as if it was fact? Will someone please explain to him that He Is Responsible for what he says as President? And that what he says has Consequences? Will someone also please explain to him that we have an intelligence community for a REASON, and that there are REASONS he should be listening to them and not to the tv?

    • David Walker

      He is responsible for what he says? Nah. He has people for that.

      • ColdCountry

        One day, he may look around and find that those people have had enough and have gone home.

    • Paula Key

      Don’t explain to him….

  • sadoldguy

    Another weekend, another hallucination.

    I think they are growing in severity.
    Maybe he is getting close to going “over the edge” and not recovering. Drooling, head banging, incoherent screaming time.

  • JDS
  • Walter Maerlyn

    But, the White House did apologize as reported by several major news networks, and papers.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/politics/gchq-trump-wiretap-denial/

    They are just trying to have a both ways, because Trump is not man enough to publicly admit to error, ever.

  • grada3784

    A loose cannon as President?

    God help us.

  • GayOldLady

    FYI……About 2500 anti-Trump protesters gathered outside of the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville at trump’s rally on Wednesday. As those who supported trump left the auditorium donning their “make America great again” hats the protesters chanted “YOUR HATS ARE MADE IN CHINA. YOUR HATS ARE MADE IN CHINA”.

    • BobSF_94117

      Your hats are made in China. Your ideas are hatched in Moscow.

    • DonnaLee

      I Love That! So Perfect!

      • GayOldLady

        I thought it was great. Every time they chant “USA, USA”, our response will be “your hats are made in China, your hats are made in China”.

  • grada3784

    The Emperor’s New Clothes on display.

  • Spongebob CrankyPants

    LOL. Too funny.

  • sadoldguy

    trump needs to be repealed and replaced.

  • This woman is my personal hero today:
    https://twitter.com/brentgofftv/status/842805001928032256

    Simply by being known as a compulsive, non-stop liar — who happens to be America’s President right now — Donald is doing more damage to America with just that than almost anything else.

    You cannot negotiate or make deals with a man who is a liar who just won’t quit lying even when caught in ridiculous lies.

    • BobSF_94117

      In Europe, journalists ask questions. In the U.S. they offer excuses.

      • JCF

        In Europe, the journalists aren’t gaslit. “‘Emperor’, why are you saying you have new clothes, when you obviously have NO clothes???”

  • Buford

    So where exactly does Fox News issue a mea culpa regarding an obvious problem with their on-air experts spouting nonsense with no factual basis as ‘news’…???

  • Hank
  • ETownCanuck
    • kareemachan

      ITMFA!!!

  • anne marie in philly

    if fux noise is against you, then you KNOW you are a lame duck!

  • BlindBill

    well for 2 weeks no one has talked about the attorney general lying under oath, focused on the GOP-Care nightmare, or examined the proposed budget that will hurt middle and lower income Americans …. 45 is controlling the media – he and his team do not care what anyone thinks – in fact, their(the Russian or Bannon’s alt-right?) agenda is being implemented quietly, while the puppet keeps up the distractions –

    • Michael White

      I wish more of us saw that he keeps blowing smoke so we are distracted each and every day. We need to pick one item and go after it with all the legal force available to us under the law. Nail his ass to the wall and piss on him. Wait he might enjoy that to much. No insult to the yellow hankie folks.

  • Circ09

    Hahaha. It took a crazy President spewing right wing talking points gleaned from Fox News to finally put those Fox fuckers on the spot about their continual lies disguised as “journalism” used only for partisan gamesmanship. Can this be focused on for a moment by others please?

  • Trump may get away with his crazy comments about the GCHQ, but he has to back down about President Obama ordering a wiretap on him during the 2016 election, or it will be an impeachable offense. This is pretty serious, not the accusation, which is idiotic, but refusing to apologize or backing down on the accusation.

    If there was any sort of wiretapped or gov’t monitoring in Trump Tower that is ongoing, Trump’s statement could be looked upon as obstruction of justice.

    Even if Trump doesn’t back down, it will be a straw on the camel’s back, and be used as one of the charges for an Impeachment Trial, if the House does bring forth charges of Impeachment..

    • canoebum

      I really hope Mr. Obama sues him for libel. If he has plans to do so, I expect he’s quietly laying the groundwork. He always tried to be well prepared, unlike the Orange Menace, who shoots form the hip and more often than not, gets himself in the foot. A libel case involving the Executive is a tough legal challenge, but even filing such a case would be bad news for our FOR(Friend of Russia).

  • Nic Peterson

    Does this mean that Fox ‘reporters’ are simply peddling opinion or outright bullshit as news? Does this mean that Fox is ‘fake news’? Say it ain’t so, Joe!

  • lymis

    He really doesn’t get it.

    When FOX spews some crap and the White House doesn’t comment, then it’s just some sensationalist faux journalism. The UK is more than familiar with that.

    But when the White House repeats it publicly, it just BECAME official US policy. He doesn’t get to say “I was just repeating it, I didn’t express an opinion.” Repeating it IS expressing the opinion.

  • JCF
  • Gerry Fisher

    Next to the word “deadly,” I’d use the word “tiresome” to describe this administration.

  • kareemachan

    Well, Murdoch IS possibly in hot water in the UK, so of course they’d deny it.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/mar/16/rupert-murdoch-sky-bid-uk-ofcom