Feb 28, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump on leak crackdown: “I would’ve done it differently"

Evan Vucci / AP

In an interview with Fox & Friends that aired early Tuesday morning, Trump said that he would've handled the crackdown on government leaks differently, having "one-on-one sessions with a few people," instead of the way White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did it: in an "emergency meeting" for White House communications staffers where he asked them to dump their phones on the table for a "phone check" to prove they had nothing to hide.

More from the interview: Trump gives himself an A+ "in terms of effort," so far in his presidency, but for messaging only a C or C+; "My messaging isn't good ... Maybe I change that during the speech."

And he says Obama is "behind" the protests at GOP town halls and "possibly" some of the leaks.

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