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Trump Dismisses Falsehoods: 'I'm President, And You're Not'

When Time magazine pressed President Trump to defend his debunked claims about wiretapping and other matters on Wednesday, he responded: “I guess I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president and you’re not.”

According to Politico, Trump told the magazine that he has simply been “quoting highly respected people from highly respected television networks.” He did not address reports by U.S. intelligence agencies that they have no evidence to prove his claim that the Obama administration conducted surveillance at Trump Tower and the candidate’s campaign headquarters during last year’s White House race.

“I’m a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right,” Trump explained. “I tend to be right. I’m an instinctual person. I happen to be a person that knows how life works.” The president noted that he predicted Britain’s exit from the European Union, as well as his upset victory over Hillary Clinton. He claimed that when he criticized certain NATO countries for not meeting their financial obligations to the organization, “nobody knew that they weren’t paying.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, went to the White House to inform the president that intelligence officials investigating another matter had stumbled across information about Trump’s transition team. “That means I’m right” about being wiretapped, the president declared. However, Nunes said the incidental collection of information did not substantiate the claim.

Trump also continued to insist that millions of people who were not qualified to vote cast ballots for Clinton, allowing her to win the popular vote. Although the administration has provided no proof of voter fraud, the president told Time: “Well, I think I will be proved right about that, too. … If you take a look at the votes, when I say that, I mean mostly they register wrong, in other words, for the votes, they register incorrectly, and/or illegally. And they then vote. You have tremendous numbers of people."

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Source: The Hill
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