A tape of US President Donald Trump inviting members of his golf club to watch him pick members of his Cabinet has leaked. According to a report in Politico, the audio, which was recorded in November 2016 after Trump's election win, captures the then president-elect celebrating with longtime members of his New Jersey golf club and inviting them to watch him form his new government.
Newsweek reported that Trump tells the audience, "I'll tell you what. You are special people. This is a special place. And this is just the beginning. We're doing a lot of interviews tomorrow. Generals, dictators... we have everything. You may wanna come around. It’ll be fun. We’re really working tomorrow. We have meetings every 15, 20 minutes with different people that will form our government."
The Independent reported that Trump also told his guests, "This is my real group. These are the people that came here in the beginning, when nobody knew what this monster was gonna turn out to be, right? I see all of you. I recognise, like 100 percent of you, just about.”
The president was recently criticised for mishandling classified information after he and his aides had an impromptu security meeting about North Korea in the midst of dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his Mar-A-Lago club, The Hill reported. Members of the club also took pictures with White House staff, including an individual who carried the "nuclear football," the black bag that contains the nuclear launch codes.
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Updated Date: Feb 22, 2017 15:46:56 IST