President Trump said that while his press secretary is doing a very good job, he personally would have gone about trying to root out potential White House leakers differently.
“First of all, Sean Spicer is a fine human being – he’s a fine person. I would have done it differently,” Mr. Trump said in an interview that aired Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.” “I would have gone one-on-one with different people.”
Recent reports have said Mr. Spicer had staffers drop off their phones as part of an effort to see how leaked stories are getting out.
“And we don’t have a major leak process here – we have a major leak process in government,” Mr. Trump said. “But I would have handled it differently than Sean, but Sean handles it his way and I’m OK with it.”
Mr. Trump said they have “sort of ideas” on who’s doing the leaking.
“But don’t forget – we have people from other campaigns, we have people from other governments,” he said.
He said he might have also asked to see people’s phones.
“There are things you can do that are a hell of a lot worse than that, I’ll be honest with you,” he said. “But I think I would have done it differently. But you know, he’s done a very good job and that’s the way he chose to do it.”