WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling West Wing leakers “traitors and cowards” as a dustup over an aide’s crass remark about Arizona Sen. John McCain extends into a fifth day.
In a Monday afternoon tweet, Trump says the “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.”
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
He adds of the leakers: “We will find out who they are!”
During a meeting last week, Trump communications aide Kelly Sadler dismissed McCain’s opposition to the president’s CIA nominee by saying of McCain: “he’s dying anyway.” The 81-year-old Republican was diagnosed in July with brain cancer.
White House spokesman Raj Shah said Monday that Sadler had been “dealt with internally,” but he wouldn’t say how.