Yesterday, multiple reports revealed that Donald Trump shared highly classified information with top Russian officials during an oval office visit that was open to Russian state media and closed off to United States media outlets. Trump’s actions undermine the trust of allies and risks our national security. As more information is revealed, including Donald Trump seemingly acknowledging that he shared information with the Russians during their visit last week, the question is if Governor Scott Walker still supports President Donald Trump.
Donald Trump has previously said sharing classified information was “very un-American” and that “we can’t have someone in the Oval Office who doesn’t understand the meaning of the word ‘confidential’ or ‘classified.'” Gov. Walker expressed similar statements during his very brief run for President and defended his criticism to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in August of 2015. The Governor repeated his criticism of sharing classified information during last year’s Presidential and Vice Presidential debates:
“President Donald Trump and Gov. Scott Walker made clear last year that they view negligent handling of classified information as disqualifying for a President. By their own standard, what Trump did makes him unfit to be president of the United States,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesman Brandon Weathersby. “Gov. Walker needs to put his country above his party and demand the same answers about the President’s cozy relationship with the Russians that he does when the ABC network cancels his favorite TV show.”