Amid Fallout From Flynn Resignation, Trump Tweets That ‘Real Story’ is About ‘Illegal Leaks’
President Trump has issued his first tweet since Michael Flynn‘s resignation last night as our nation’s National Security adviser. According to the Commander in Chief, the actual takeaway from this development is that leaks about his administration and its activities are reprehensible.
The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2017
Flynn resigned from his position last night due to pressure surrounding the revelation that he held discussions with Russian officials over Obama administration sanctions before Trump was officially sworn into office. Flynn, then, misled Vice President Mike Pence with an “incomplete account” of what actually took place.
While Trump expressed his favor for government leaks during the 2016 election, he has taken a much more negative view of them since he was elected. Trump’s tweet might have been influenced by his seeming habit of watching news shows, since Fox News spent a sizable portion of its morning coverage discussing how many leaks have already come from the new administration.
Fox News headline at 9:15 a.m.
Trump tweet at 9:28 a.m. pic.twitter.com/EwZ6Rekdif
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) February 14, 2017
Fox News blaming media for Flynn leaks pic.twitter.com/StHg3x5IU4
— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) February 14, 2017
In terms of North Korea, Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were forced to their change plans this weekend in order to address the latest ballistic missile test from the rogue nation. Their briefing on the situation was panned by media critics when it became known that the statement was made from Mar-A-Lago, where club members were free to observe and take pictures.
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