During a press joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump came to the defense of former White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

When asked about Flynn, Trump said that the retired general was treated unfairly by the media, and described him in glowing terms.

Michael Flynn, General Flynn, is a wonderful man," Trump said. "I think he's been treated very, very unfairly by the media. As I call it the fake media in many cases. I think it's really a sad thing that he was treated so badly."

Trump also admonished the intelligence community for leaking sensitive information to the media.

"It's criminal action," Trump said of the recent leaks that preceded Flynn's resignation. "And it's been going on a long time before me. But now it's really going in."