Talking today about the trouble he is in because of a whistleblower, Trump might have said:
“Snitches get stitches.”
Or he might have said:
“Rats need to be exterminated.”
This is what he actually said:
“I want to know who’s the person who gave the whistleblower the information because that’s close to a spy. You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart with spies and treason, right? We used to handle it a little differently than we do now.”
Yes sir, you yourself should be glad these aren’t “the old days,” so now even traitors can escape the ultimate punishment. Of course, some traitors may try to pardon themselves.