Obama fires back at reporter over Iran question: ‘You should know better’

During a press conference Wednesday regarding the recent nuclear deal with Iran, President Obama grew slightly agitated at a line of questioning from CBS’s Major Garrett, snapping at the reporter by telling him, “You should know better,” when he inquired about four Americans being held captive in the Islamic Republic.

Garrett suggested that celebration surrounding the deal was unwarranted considering that the Americans haven’t been released.

“As you well know, there are four Americans in Iran, three held on trumped-up charges, according to your administration, one whereabouts unknown,” Garrett said. “Can you tell the country, Sir, why you are content with all the fanfare around this deal to leave the conscience of this nation and the strength of this nation unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans?”

Obama’s eyes fixed on the reporter.

“I gotta give you credit, Major, for how you craft those questions,” Obama snapped. “The notion that I’m content as I celebrate with American citizens languishing in Iranian jails. Major, that’s nonsense and you should know better.”

Watch the entire exchange in the video below:

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