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Should President Trump apologize to his predecessor for falsely accusing the former president of “wiretapping” Trump Tower? By now, everyone in America — including Capitol Hill Republicans — knows that Trump was either lying or suffered a psychotic break when he typed that infamous tweet. And now at least one top House Republican is offering him some stern advice on the matter.

Talking with CNN reporter Manu Raju, Deputy Majority Whip Tom Cole (R-OK) said that unless the White House can back up his accusation with proof, which doesn’t exist, then “President Obama is owed an apology.” Which is a slightly roundabout way of saying, “Trump must apologize!”

Which of course he never will, because he has no character or conscience.

 

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