Waters says she’s ‘so glad’ to see illegal leaks
Rep. Maxine Waters told the hosts of ABC’s “The View” on Friday that she was “so glad” about illegal leaks that were specified as putting U.S. national security at risk.
Co-host Joy Behar laughed and a studio audience burst into cheers as one President Trump’s most strident critics in Congress said that White House leaks bring her a sense of bliss — even if it threatens national security.
The exchange came as co-host Paula Faris expressed concern over the president’s ability to govern if private conversations with world leaders are regularly leaked.
“We have to be bothered by these phone conversations, these confidential conversations that he had with Mexico and Australia that were just illegally leaked to The Washington Post. There are a lot of Democrats who are disturbed by this because it threatens our national security. Are you disturbed by it?” Ms. Faris asked.
“No, not at all,” the California Democrat responded. “I am so glad they’re telling us what’s going on … I need to hear these conversations. Unfortunately, this is his problem.”
Ms. Faris countered that world leaders will be reluctant to speak with Mr. Trump if they know that anything they say may wind up in major U.S. newspapers.
Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, met with the hosts of ABC’s “The View” on Friday.