Pelosi slams Trump's wiretap accusations: 'Ridiculous'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE on Sunday for his claims that his predecessor wiretapped his office, calling Trump a “deflector in chief.”

“That's just ridiculous for President Trump to say that President Obama would ever order any wiretap of an American citizen, any president,” Pelosi said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“It's the tool of an authoritarian to have them always be talking about what you want to be talking about,” Pelosi added.


Pelosi suggested Trump is trying to avoid addressing Russia and dodge other questions about his administration.

“Rather than Russia, we're talking about President Obama ... When he's been not in favor of Congress investigating anything, including what the Russians have on Donald Trump politically, financially or personally. That's the truth we want to know,” Pelosi said.

Trump tweeted on Saturday that former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMichelle Obama weighs in on Trump, 'Squad' feud: 'Not my America or your America. It's our America' Media cried wolf: Calling every Republican a racist lost its bite Rubio criticizes reporters, Democrat for racism accusations against McCain MORE wiretapped Trump Tower in a Nixon-Watergate move.

So far, there has been no evidence to support Trump’s claim.