British Prime Minister Theresa May has come to the defense of President Donald Trump in the wake of the Washington Post report that claims he improperly shared classified information with Russian officials. According to May, who appears to have a better understanding of American law than many leftists in the U.S., Trump has discretionary power when it comes to sharing intel.
“Decisions about what President Trump discusses with anybody that he has in the White House is a matter for President Trump,” May said during a press conference in London on Wednesday. “We continue to work with the United States and we continue to share intelligence with the United States, as we do with others around the world.
The prime minister went on to stress the great strategic value of the alliance between the U.S. and the U.K., calling it “the most important defense and security relationship we have around the world” and adding: “We have confidence in that relationship and the United States, that it helps to keep us all safer.”
She also noted the importance of stressing the matter of public safety over politicking: “We are all working together to deal with the threats that we face, the key threat of course being the threat of terrorism. Working with the United States and others to deal with that terrorist threat is an important part of maintain our national security and we will continue to do so,” May said.
May’s opinion on the matter comes as Trump faces a firestorm of manufactured controversy after the Washington Post and other media outlets – citing unnamed sources, as per usual – contended that Trump divulged sensitive classified information about ISIS that had been gleaned from a foreign source to Russian diplomats during an Oval Office sit down.
National security adviser H.R. McMaster held a press conference on Tuesday where he insisted that “the president in no way undermined sources or methods in the course of this conversation” and concluded: “I was in the room; it didn’t happen.”