President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday that the “so-called leaks” from the White House are a “massive exaggeration” and that he will find out who the leakers are.
“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!”
The president did not specify to which leaks he was referring or who on his own staff he considered “traitors and cowards.” But the drama surrounding White House aide Kelly Sadler over the weekend highlighted the fact that the leaks to the press from inside the White House continue unabated despite Trump’s aggressive and public pledges to crack down on chatty staff.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders scolded her staff on Friday for the derogatory comment about Sen. John McCain that was leaked from a closed-door meeting, according to multiple senior White House officials who shared details of that meeting to ABC News.
Sanders called the comment “unacceptable,” but sources said she appeared to be more upset that the comment was leaked by a West Wing staffer to make another West Wing staffer look bad.