Carper Reacts to Media Reports of National Security Discussions in Public at Mar-A-Lago Resort

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), a senior member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement in reaction to reports of photos and social media posts showing President Trump reviewing highly sensitive information in a public dining room at Mar-A-Lago resort.

“Media reports that President Trump and his national security team reviewed highly sensitive information in a public setting is incredibly disconcerting. It is as inconceivable as it is troubling that our president and his advisors found it appropriate to discuss matters of our national security in an open and clearly accessible environment. President Trump should be well aware by now of the appropriate protocol to safeguard our nation’s secrets. I urge President Trump and his team to quickly reevaluate their security protocols and, in the future, treat these sensitive matters with the discretion they deserve and the appropriate manner of treatment they demand and typically receive from presidential administrations.”