In an interview on “The View,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), stated that she is not worried that classified information was leaked from the White House.
On Thursday, the Washington Post published transcripts of President Donald Trump’s phone calls with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbell.
“The View” co-host Paula Faris asked Waters on Friday whether she was troubled by the disclosure of the “confidential” phone calls that were “illegal leaked.”
“No, not at all,” Waters answered. “I am so glad they’re telling us what’s going on.”
“This is his problem,” Waters stated in reference to Trump. “He is in a White House where he’s got people working for him that don’t believe in him, that don’t like what he’s doing, and they’re trying to tell the American public something.”
Co-host Jedediah Bila inquired about what these leaks from the White House represent for the future. Specifically, if confidential information is so easily leaked from the president, world perception of the United States may diminish in years to come.
In response, Waters contended that these leaks are specific to Trump because “leadership starts at the top.”
“It is this president that some people have no confidence in,” she continued, “not every president would be treated this way.”
Furthermore, Waters rejected the idea that she would be a candidate in the 2020 presidential election.
“That’s simply a rumor, everybody!” Waters exclaimed. “I am not running for anything except the impeachment of Trump.”
First reported by The Blaze.