‘Totally believable’: Trump weighs in on Tucker Carlson’s claim to be spied on by Biden administrator
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On Monday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson aired his suspicions that the National Security Agency (NSA) under the Biden administration was monitoring his email communications for “political reasons.”
Former US President Donald Trump appeared on the Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show on Tuesday in support of claims by Fox News personality Tucker Carlson that the NSA is spying on him on behalf of the Biden administration.
“I think that’s true. It’s totally believable,” Trump said after being asked about his opinion on Carlson’s claims.
The ex-president added that at the time he was still authorized to post on Twitter, he argued that his presidential campaign was, as the interviewer said, “targeted by the deep state” .
“I tweeted it and said, ‘I understand I was targeted and they were spying on my campaign,’ remember that? And all hell broke out!” Trump said.
Carlson, earlier Monday, alleged that the NSA was “spying on him” for “political reasons,” suggesting it could happen in order to pave the way for withdrawing his Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” According to the 52-year-old presenter, the NSA “is monitoring our electronic communications and considering disclosing them.”
Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” poses for photos at a Fox News Channel studio in New York on Thursday, March 2, 2107.
Carlson said a whistleblower in the U.S. government who allegedly shared the complaint with him had data that could only be obtained from Carlson’s personal text messages and emails. The conservative American television politician has not provided any evidence to support his claim.
When asked to comment on Carlson’s allegations, White House press secretary Jen Psaki simply said that the NSA “is an entity that focuses on foreign threats.”
“This is their domain,” Psaki said, responding to reporters from Air Force One. “But beyond that, I’ll direct you to the intelligence community.”