Leakers Spill Transcripts of Trump Phone Calls

On Thursday, The Washington Post printed transcripts from January 27 phone calls made by then-brand-new President Trump to his counterparts in Mexico and Australia. These transcripts are full transcripts, unlike the excerpted portions that appeared earlier this year. It’s unclear how the Post obtained the transcripts – but it’s supremely dangerous.

The White House has suffered from a shocking level of leaks since before Trump’s inauguration, but this leak is of a different level and kind than prior leaks. Prior leaks dealt with staffing or investigations of White House personnel. Those are bad enough, undermining Trump’s ability to run his White House and threatening his capacity to pursue his policy agenda without a cloud of unconfirmed suspicion. But this is significantly worse. This a leak of foreign policy information that should be kept from public eyes – not because the American people must be shielded from Trump’s negotiation tactics, but because America’s enemies should not be privy to such information. We can only be thankful that the leaks dealt with issues regarding Australia and Mexico, and not other countries in more hot-button areas. Imagine a leak of a presidential phone call to South Korea’s leadership, for example.

The transcripts themselves are not edifying. Trump appears at a loss on policy, seems to focus mainly on his image as a strong leader rather than on issues of mutual benefit or obstacles to further engagement. Trump told Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, for example, that he is considering major tariffs against Mexico thanks to our trade deficit: “We cannot do this and we cannot sustain like this. We will not be the United States anymore. And we cannot listen to this.” He bragged repeatedly about his crowd size. He said, “I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den.” He acknowledged that he was:

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source: http://www.dailywire.com/news/19297/dangerous-white-house-leakers-spill-transcripts-ben-shapiro

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  • dcwc16

    Subpoena the Washington Post reporters responsible and make them disclose the source. The WP received clearly classified information and published it, with the claim the people have a right to know. No the people do not need to know the private conversations with world leaders. WP published it for the sole purpose of embarrassing the President with no regard for American security.

  • Jaron Gant Joyner

    I would think all the Reporters-Should be Thrown in jail-Our Presidents private CALLS-And his Govrrnment Business should be “Private”-This should be Absolutely be ILLEGAL-Washington Post should be Forced-To give up their-“LEAKER”!!!!

  • William Merrell

    Don’t care what side of politics you are on. A government can’t work if things are constantly being caught doing this (and anyone behind this with money or influence).leaked for political gain. Remove and send to prison anyone a that does this or is behind this with money or personal gain.

  • gunnygil

    Whomever did this is a criminal and should be incarcerated in Leavenworth for at least 20 years as a spy leaking state secrets and communications

  • The Redman

    trump-ah-hump is a loud mouth, and besides, stupid white-folks ruined america long ago. hahahahhahahahahahaahahah