It was widely assumed that Trump accused President Obama of illegally wiretapping him because Breitbart transcribed the ravings of right wing radio host Mark Levin.
According to a White House source that spoke to the Associated Press, that's exactly what happened.
Radio host Mark Levin voiced without evidence the idea that Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower. That accusation was picked up the next day by Breitbart News, the site formerly run by Trump's current chief strategist Steve Bannon.
An aide placed that piece in Trump's daily reading pile, said a White House official, who like other aides would not be named discussing the president's private routine. Fueled by that report on Saturday, Trump unleashed a series of jaw-dropping tweets that accused his predecessor of spying on him.
I would greatly appreciate it if one of Trump's aides casually placed an article from The Onion or breaking news about an alien invasion in his daily reading pile. You know, for science.
Mark Levin, by the way, admitted that he had no evidence to support his claim. But that's hardly surprising. Levin is just shy of Alex Jones on the batshit spectrum.
For your amusement, here's Master Shake replaced with the nearly identical voice of Mark Levin.