PRESIDENT Trump said "bad things" are going to happen to the Anonymous author, and added that he feared Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was behind the op-ed.
"This guy goes out and writes a book…. all of a sudden he becomes nasty," Trump said to his supporters in Tampa, Florida on Thursday.
He called the staffer "low" and said he "had nothing to do with the White House."
Trump added that he constatntly suspected members of his staff of being Anonymous – even those he worked closely with.
"For a year everyone walks into my office – Secretary of State Pompeo… I'm wondering: 'Could that be the one?'" Trump said.
It turns out to be this lowlife. I have no idea who he is," Trump said of Taylor.
Trump then called for Taylor to be prosecuted.
It shouldn't happen and he should be prosecuted," Trump said.
Are you listening to me back in Washington? He should be prosecuted, along with the New York Times."
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