|So Erdogan you wanna hear some classified information? I know some. And I can share it cause I'm the president.|
A day after his advisers disputed a news article about the conversation, the president focused instead on justifying what he did and blaming those who disclosed it. In a series of early-morning posts on Twitter, he said he had the “absolute right” to give “facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety” to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador.
Asked about the conversation by reporters during a later appearance with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, Mr. Trump again did not deny providing the information, but he instead cast it as an attempt to collaborate with Russia in the war against the Islamic State. “We’re going to have a lot of great success over the coming years, and we want to get as many to fight terrorism as possible,” he said.
I don't see how he is going to "have a lot of success over the coming years" after he is removed from office.
In other news, also by the New York Times, we now know where that information that Trump spilled to those two Russian spies originated:
The classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided by Israel, according to a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information. The revelation adds a potential diplomatic complication to the episode.
Israel is one of the United States’ most important allies and a major intelligence collector in the Middle East. The revelation that Mr. Trump boasted about some of Israel’s most sensitive information to the Russians could damage the relationship between the two countries. It also raises the possibility that the information could be passed to Iran, Russia’s close ally and Israel’s main threat in the Middle East.
Currently Israel is refusing to confirm or deny that they were the source of the classified data, which of course is more or less an admission that they were.
This is especially bad news as Israel is one of America's closest allies in dealing with turmoil in the Middle East.
But hey here is national security adviser, Gen. H. R. McMaster, to explain why none of this is Trump's fault.
Yeah how can the president be expected to keep classified information secret, if he does not even KNOW who provided that classified information?BREAKING: NSA McMaster: “The president wasn’t even aware of where this information came from." https://t.co/zewlw83osz— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) May 16, 2017
I mean come on, what is he a mind reader?
Oh god, we are so fucked!