Trump’s administration claimed that British intelligence agency GCHQ spied on him for President Obama during last year’s election. Thus ensued a painful diplomatic incident.
What’s going on?
It all began when White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer quoted a Fox News commentator that GCHQ helped Obama spy on Trump during the election. GCHQ immediately denied it. British politicians quickly jumped on board to condemn the accusations.
Why is it important?
Trump and his cronies lie constantly. That’s nothing new. But when they tell lies about our allies, they place our international relations in jeopardy. This particular incident is unlikely to seriously damage our relationship with the UK, but Trump’s only been in office a couple months now. He has four years or more left to sour our alliances, and that seems more and more likely the more he and his surrogates run their mouths without facts or evidence.
What can I do?
Encourage your Congressional delegates to condemn these accusations. Contact the White House directly. And do your part to spread the truth on social media. An article like this one should work for this particular story, but pick any you want, as long as it’s from a reputable source and backed by facts. It’s important to continue guarding the truth in the aftermath of Trump’s endless lies.
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