Donald TrumpBarack ObamaAngela Merkel During Friday’s joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Donald Trump deflected a question about his tweet accusing former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower. When a German reporter asked about his claim, the President responded, “We said nothing. 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. That was a statement made by a very talented lawyer on Fox.