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Obama WH Photographer Appears to Critique Trump over National Security Concerns

Pete Souza, the man who used to photograph former President Barack Obama, slammed President Trump and his blatant disregard for national security.

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When we were on the road, national security discussions and head of state phone calls were conducted in a private, secure location set up onsite. Everyone had to leave their Blackberry outside the area. In this photo, which was taken in March 2011 and subsequently released, the President holds a discussion in El Salvador following a conference call with his full national security team.

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The Hill reports:

Souza’s latest Instagram shows President Obama having a private discussion in El Salvador in March 2011 following a national security meeting.

“When we were on the road, national security discussions and head of state phone calls were conducted in a private, secure location set up onsite,” Souza wrote in the photo caption. “Everyone had to leave their Blackberry outside the area.”

The photo follows a report that Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe conducted a national security meeting in public over the weekend. The leaders were dining at a public table at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort when news broke of North Korea’s missile test, according to a report by CNN. The pair began to strategize about a response while sitting at the table.

Aides present for the meeting also reportedly used cellphone flashlights to help illuminate documents on the table, which could be a cause for concern if the cell phones were not secure.

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