Prepare to be shocked: The internet is using Donald Trump’s own words against him after he did something he has criticized others for doing.
The quotes from the story are stunning:
“Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.”
“Trump ‘revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.’”
“Trump seemed to be boasting about his inside knowledge of the looming threat. ‘I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day,’ Trump said, according to an official with knowledge of the exchange.”
But what really has the internet going is Trump’s own words on mishandling classified information, an attack he (and many other Republicans) levied against his 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton.
Now that it appears Trump has gone and told the Russians he shouldn’t have, it’s all anyone can share.
Crooked Hillary Clinton and her team “were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.” Not fit!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 6, 2016
Nope, not fit at all.
That is, as you may have guessed, not the only time Trump has railed about how to handle classified information. Those tweets that are all aging just as well:
The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by “intelligence” like candy. Very un-American!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017
The real story that Congress, the FBI and all others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information. Must find leaker now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2017
Snowden is handing over to Russia a treasure trove of intel. Our politicians are incapable of dealing!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2013
Not that Trump was the only Republican who hammered Clinton on the same topic.
What do I say to the marines in my district when Hillary Clinton handles classified information in a careless way yet has no ramifications?
— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) July 12, 2016
Just another day proving the Trump administration is just like every other horror film you’ve ever seen: The call is always coming from inside the house.