CNN anchor: Trump retweeted a Fox report that contained classified info from anonymous source after criticizing the practice

CNN anchor: Trump retweeted a Fox report that contained classified info from anonymous source after criticizing the practice

Brooke Baldwin: "Why did the president just retweet this Fox News report, a report that cites anonymous intelligence officals?"

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From the August 8 edition of CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin:

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BROOKE BALDWIN (HOST): Keep in mind, if there is one thing President Trump despises, it's leaks and anonymous sources. Since taking office, he has said multiple times that he wants leakers thrown in prison. So, the question I'm asking today, then, is why did the president just retweet this Fox News report, a report that cites anonymous intelligence officials? The report, which CNN has now confirmed, says that spy agencies have detected North Korea loading missiles on a patrol boat. But remember here, one of the president's tweets from back in May read like this: "Whenever you see the words, 'sources say' in fake news media, and they don't mention names, it is very possible that those sources don't exist, but are made up by fake news writers #fakenewsistheenemy." Also worth noting here, just a couple hours after the president retweeted this Fox News report citing these anonymous intelligence sources this morning, the U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, appeared on Fox News and condemned the fact that classified information was leaked in the report.

Previously:

CNN's Chris Cuomo questions why Trump would tweet out a story that Ambassador Nikki Haley said contains "classified" information

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