Is Donald Trump wire-tap claim the worst thing a US President has ever said? You decide

From segregation to philandering - five most shocking things American presidents have said
George W. Bush: ‘"I'm telling you there's an enemy that would like to attack America, Americans, again. There just is. That's the reality of the world. And I wish him all the very best.’
Richard Nixon: ‘When the president does it, that means it’s not illegal.’
Jimmy Carter – ‘I’ve looked on many women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.’
John F. Kennedy – ‘If I don't have a woman for three days, I get terrible headaches.’
James Garfield – ‘I have a strong feeling of repugnance when I think of the Negro being made our equal. And I would be glad if they could be colonised, sent to heaven, or got rid of in any decent way.’
Theodore Roosevelt - 'Criminals should be sterilised and feeble-minded persons forbidden to leave offspring behind them'

We look at some controversial statements of past American presidents

Monday, March 6, 2017

So Donald Trump claimed over the weekend his predecessor Barack Obama had ordered his offices at Trump Tower in New York City to be wiretapped. 

Of course, this allegation has sent shockwaves across the American political arena.

The FBI director, James Comey, has reported asked the US Justice Department to deny the allegations, while a former official in the Obama administration has denied the claims. 

It's certainly a shocking thing to have said. But is it the most shocking claim ever made by an occupant of the White House?

Well you can decide for yourself, because we've rounded

Check out the gallery above.