Donald Trump on Friday furiously denied reports suggesting that he divulged classified information about U.S. nuclear submarines to an Australian billionaire and Mar-a-Lago member, Anthony Pratt, shortly after leaving office.
Taking to Truth Social, the former president attributed the story to “corrupt prosecutors” aiming to disrupt the 2024 Presidential Election.
“The ridiculous story put out today about me talking to a Mar-a-Lago member about U.S. Submarines, is false and ridiculous, other than the fact that I will often state that we make the best Submarines and Military Equipment anywhere in the World—A pretty well known fact!” Trump wrote. “These fake stories are put out by corrupt prosecutors trying to interfere with the Presidential Election of 2024.”
He continued by citing a significant lead in polls against Republican candidates and an 11-point advantage over “Crooked Joe Biden,” suggesting that the public wasn’t buying into these allegations.
“…and based on the polling, where I am 60 points up on Republican Candidates, and 11 points up on Crooked Joe Biden, the people of our Country aren’t buying it.”
Trump then claimed that he was just promoting the excellence of American Military Equipment, arguing that doing otherwise could lead allies to buy from Russia, China, or elsewhere.
“With that being said, I will always promote the Greatness of America—and its Military Equipment,” he added. “The alternative would be for Allies, and others, to buy from Russia, China, or elsewhere. I like creating jobs in America, which was one of my most successful achievements as President!”