CNN has written an article criticizing President Trump for reTweeing a post from Fax & Freinds. The Tweet apparently contained classified information about North Korea moving missiles to a patrol boat. The fact that something cannot be deemed classified if it is freely available to every single person on the planet seems to have escaped them, but the story gets much worse.
Democrat Rep. Scott Lieu said: “It is alarming the casualness with which President Trump shares classifieds information,” to CNN. “Just because something is in the press doesn't make that information no longer classified, so the President should not be tweeting classified information just because he is the President.” Well Scott, the fact that you are discussing this with CNN makes you a bit of a hypocrite.
CNN does not, however, criticize Fox for spreading the story in the first place. Could this be because other Leftist news agencies have done the same? Why is acceptable for you to do it and not the president? If every single person in the world had reTweeted it, would their logic still hold? Or is it based on the amount of people who know? The fact that CNN republished the Tweet certainly means more people are now aware of the classified information; should CNN be in trouble for sharing classified intel?
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's retweet of a Fox News story claiming US satellites detected North Korea moving anti-ship cruise missiles to a patrol boat is raising eyebrows on Tuesday after US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley indicated that the information in the report is classified and was leaked.