Axelrod: Leaked Trump conversations 'a terrible precedent'
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Democratic campaign strategist David AxelrodDavid AxelrodVoters need to feel the benefit, not just hear the message Race is not central to Rittenhouse case — but the media shout it anyway David Axelrod calls Rittenhouse judge 'defense attorney on the bench' MORE said Friday that the leak of President TrumpDonald TrumpOmar, Muslim Democrats decry Islamophobia amid death threats On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Trump cheers CNN's Cuomo suspension MORE's recent conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia sets a "terrible precedent."

He also called the contents of the leaked conversations "embarrassing."

"Transcripts of @POTUS calls w/leaders of Mexico; Australia were embarrassing. Yet the leaking of them feels like a terrible precedent," tweeted Axelrod, who worked for former President Obama.


The transcripts of conversations the president held earlier this year with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull were published by The Washington Post on Thursday.

The leak of the conversations, which ranged from the border wall with Mexico to a refugee agreement with Australia, has been widely condemned by both Democrats and Republicans.