President Trump denounced the leaks of transcripts of his calls to the leaders of Mexico and Australia, calling them a “disgrace.”
According to Fox News, Trump said leaking the transcripts is “very much against our country.”
“It’s a very dangerous thing for this country,” he said.
The Hill reported that the White House is investigating how details of the conversations with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto were leaked to the press.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that Trump’s conversations were “candid but respectful.”
The Associated Press revealed part of the leaked transcript on Thursday. The transcript allegedly shows President Trump threatening Mexico’s Pena Nieto with military action.
“You have a bunch of bad hombres down there. You aren’t doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military isn’t, so I just might send them down to take care of it.”
The phrase “bad hombres” has become one of Trump’s catchphrases. The presidential hopeful used the phrase on the campaign trail in an October debate when he vowed to rid the United States of “drug lords” and “bad people,” referring to the estimated millions of undocumented Mexican immigrants in the country.
“We have some bad hombres here,” said Trump, “and we’re going to get them out.”
One of Trump’s overreaching campaign promises was to build a wall along the border between Mexico and the United States, a project with an estimated cost of $15 billion to $15 billion, which Trump expects Mexico to pay.
Trump: Leaked Mexico, Australia Call Transcripts A ‘Disgrace’ is an article from: The Inquisitr News