On Tuesday, Fox & Friends harmonized with Donald Trump in blasting those who undermine the administration by leaking things like White House aide Kelly Sadler‘s derogatory comments about Sen. John McCain.
Trump and Kellyanne Conway cemented the administration’s position yesterday by declaring that the act of leaking was far worse than Sadler’s comments themselves, which involved a quip that McCain’s was irrelevant because he’s “dying anyway.” While Brian Kilmeade noted that the statements about McCain were “abhorrent,” he lamented that “this is supposedly the inner circle, the people [Trump] trusts the most. They have got to be able to talk openly and honestly.”
Fox & Friends addressed Jonathan Swan’s recent report for Axios in which officials confided their reasons for leaking from the White House.
“The president relies on his advisors to be around him, to speak their mind,” Steve Doocy chimed in. “If the advisors feel like if I say something that that person doesn’t like and they are going to leak it, the president is not getting good advice. So he is owed the sanctity of a private conversation.”
“Nonetheless, there is leaking from the White House like nobody’s business,” Doocy added.
Ainsley Earhardt then suggested a method for chasing down the leakers: “They just need to give each one on the staff a different piece of information, see which one leaks out.”
As the curvy couch continued to lament how the commotion distracts from the White House’s business, Doocy concluded “it’s just sad the president cannot trust his own staff.”
“Who he hired,” Kilmeade pointed out.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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