David Cameron jokes about not having to hear Trump wiretaps anymore

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is clear that his comment was a joke.
STEFAN WERMUTH

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is clear that his comment was a joke.

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron jokes he doesn't have to listen to US President Donald Trump's wiretapped conversations anymore.

Cameron addressed 2000 people at Rhode Island's Brown University in the US on Monday (local time).

The Providence Journal reported Cameron saying he's optimistic shared American and British values of freedom, equality and justice will prevail over nationalism and isolation.

REUTERS

UK intelligence agency GCHQ has reportedly issued a statement to British media denying it wiretapped Donald Trump during the US presidential campaign, in what would be a highly unusual move for the government listening post.

Cameron said not having to hear Trump's wiretaps is an advantage of leaving office, then dead-panned: "Just to be clear, that's a joke."

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His quip referenced unsubstantiated White House suggestions British intelligence helped Democratic former President Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump.

The cheeky dig at the US President is unlikely to be well-received.

The cheeky dig at the US President is unlikely to be well-received.

The FBI's director has knocked down Trump's wiretapping claim.

Cameron resigned last year after failing to persuade Britons to remain in the European Union in a June referendum. Britain has announced it formally begins its exit March 29.

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