Amid recitations of his tired mantra — “no collusion” — Trump called former CIA Director John Brennan “a total lowlife” and said former US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has “gone haywire” because they have been calling attention to Russia's attack on American democracy. Both men have served America for decades, working with presidents of both parties, and they were part of different groups that corroborated the Russian campaign to drum up support for Trump's candidacy for President.
Not content to bash public servant, Trump use a question about whether he spoke securely to Putin to complain about his predecessor. Trump said he spoke
“very strong on the fact that we can't have meddling, we can't have any of that , now look. We're also living in a grown up world. Will a strong statement, you know, President Obama supposedly made a strong statement , nobody heard it, what they did hear is the statement he made to Putin's very close friend. And that statement was unacceptable. Didn't get very much play relatively speaking. But that statement was not acceptable. But I let him know we can't have this, we're not going to have it, and that's the route it's going to be.”