Cortes on 'Treasonous' New Leaks of Trump's Calls: 'The Swamp Is Hard to Kill'
As Attorney General Jeff Sessions gets ready to announce a crackdown on leakers, a new set of leaks is making headlines.
The transcripts of President Trump's phone calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia were released to the Washington Post.
In one call with Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto, Trump called the state of New Hampshire a "drug-infested den" as he pressed for an agreement on a border wall.
"We have a massive drug problem where kids are becoming addicted to drugs because the drugs are being sold for less money than candy," Trump said. "I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den."
In another call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Trump fumed over a deal made by the Obama administration to take in 1,250 refugees from a detention center.
Trump told Turnbull on Jan. 28 that he had been making calls to other world leaders and that one was his worst.
"I have been making these calls all day, and this is the most unpleasant call all day. Putin was a pleasant call. This is ridiculous," he said, according to the transcript.
He expressed doubt that the refugees would be upstanding citizens in the United States.
"I hate taking these people. I guarantee you they are bad. That is why they are in prison right now. They are not going to be wonderful people who go on to work for the local milk people," said Trump.
On "Outnumbered," Steve Cortes said the leaks are "treasonous" and that "deep state" bureaucrats are trying to "upend the Trump presidency."
"The swamp is hard to kill," said Cortes, a former member of Trump's Hispanic advisory council.
Watch the report and discussion above.