White House spokeswoman: Media loves to create 'false narrative' against Trump

A White House spokeswoman on Monday criticized the media while defending President Trump after he claimed that former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaHow Obama can win back millions of Trump voters for Biden Biden taps Obama alums for high-level campaign positions: report Democrats debate Biden effort to expand map against Trump MORE wiretapped Trump Tower before the election.

"The media loves to create this false narrative against the current president but is so quick to dismiss anything under the past administration," Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday on NBC's "Today."

"If the president walked across the Potomac, the media would report that he couldn't swim."


Huckabee Sanders said the current administration is asking that "the same standard be applied to this president as the past president."

"And let's look and let's get the details and let's put those out there for the American people to make a decision," she said.

Trump on Saturday claimed, citing no evidence, that Obama had his wires tapped in Trump Tower before the election. Trump made the claims in a series of early morning tweets in which he questioned whether it was legal for a sitting president to be wiretapping "a race for president prior to an election."

"How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process," Trump tweeted.

"This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!"
FBI Director James Comey over the weekend asked the Justice Department to publicly reject the president's allegations, according to The New York Times.
Trump and his top aides frequently attack the media, accusing reports of biased and dishonest coverage against Trump and referring to some stories as "fake news."