Trump tapping claim 'makes US a circus'
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Trump tapping claim 'makes US a circus'

Trump's wiretapping claim 'makes US a circus' abroad, says the former secretary of defence

Former US defence secretary and BBC world affairs analyst William Cohen says President Donald Trump's wiretapping allegations against Barack Obama are "unpresidential" and harmful to his administration's credibility.

He adds that the US image abroad has been negatively affected by Mr Trump's unverified claims.

"I think we're seeing the US portrayed as a circus," Mr Cohen told the BBC's Katty Kay and Christian Fraser.