President Donald Trump on Monday claimed that the leaking problem within the White House is just another issue that’s been over-exaggerated by the “Fake News Media.”
But also, leakers are “traitors and cowards,” who will be caught, he said.
The so-called leaks coming out of the White House are a massive over exaggeration put out by the Fake News Media in order to make us look as bad as possible. With that being said, leakers are traitors and cowards, and we will find out who they are!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2018
The doublespeak comes as the White House grapples with the latest round of leaked information to the press, most notably, comments made during an internal meeting last week when White House special assistant Kelly Sadler mocked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for “dying.”
The White House on Monday said it had dealt with the Sadler matter “internally” and painted the scandal as a betrayal by Sadler’s colleagues.
Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union who is married to White House aide Mercedes Schlapp, told CNN on Monday that Sadler is actually the “victim” because her private remarks were shared with the media.