An interview President Trump conducted with CBS Washington correspondent John Dickerson is getting a lot of attention this Monday after the President abruptly cut short the interview. Trump became visibly upset when Dickerson pressed him about his fraudulent wiretapping claims, and while shutting down Dickerson’s questions, the president unwittingly summed up himself and his entire political life.
The interview began to go south when Dickerson asked Trump about his relationship with former President Obama.
“Well, he was very nice to me,” Trump said, referring to Obama. “But after that, we’ve had some difficulties. So it doesn’t matter. You know, words are less important to me than deeds. And you—you saw what happened with surveillance. And everybody saw what happened with surveillance…”
Dickerson pressed, but Trump clearly did not wan to give further details.
“Look, you can figure it out yourself,” Trump said irritably. “He was very nice to me with words, but—and when I was with him—but after that, there has been no relationship.”
“But you stand by that [wiretapping] claim about him?” Dickerson asked.
“I don’t stand by anything!” Trump shot back. “You can take it the way you want. I think our side’s been proven very strongly. And everybody’s talking about it. And frankly it should be discussed. I think that is a very big surveillance of our citizens. I think it’s a very big topic. And it’s a topic that should be No. 1. And we should find out what the hell is going on.”
It’s an interesting comment from Trump. What, if anything, does he stand by?
Watch the exchange in the video below:
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