Trump Accuses ‘Obama People’ of Leaking Details of Australia and Mexico Calls to Press
In an interview with Fox News that was held over the weekend and published on Monday, President Donald Trump blamed the leaking of transcripts of his combative phone calls to the leaders of Mexico and Australia on “Obama people” who are still serving in the White House and National Security Council.
Outside of blaming holdovers from the Obama Administration for providing details to the media, the president also stated that they were working on getting them replaced. Right now, per POTUS, they are searching “very, very hard” for the leakers because he thinks what they are doing is “dangerous.”
“It’s a disgrace that they leaked because it’s very much against our country,” Trump said, without stating why he believed that career civil servants who work in Democratic and Republican administrations were the source of the leaks. “It’s a very dangerous thing for this country,” he said.
Last week, it was reported that Trump’s phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was highly contentious, with POTUS using the conversation to brag about his Electoral College win and berate Turnbull over a refugee agreement reached between the two countries. It was further noted that the call lasted only 25 minutes despite being scheduled for an hour. (The White House would later claim Trump was feeling fatigued after a day full of calls to world leaders.)
Trump’s call to Mexico also apparently didn’t go all that well as the president reportedly told the Mexican prez that Mexico had some “bad hombres down there” and that he may need to send the military down to the border.
Watch a clip on the story above, via Fox News.
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