President Donald Trump’s sit-down with Face the Nation grew heated this weekend when CBS’ John Dickerson insulted the Commander-in-Chief in the Oval Office. After Dickerson’s line of questioning got seriously out of hand, chaos erupted, and Trump decided to abruptly end the interview.
The exchange began with Dickerson asking whether former President Barack Obama had offered his successor any advice since taking office, an absurdly stupid notion considering the recent developments surrounding everything Obama secretly did to Trump during his campaign and subsequent transition. If there’s one thing the president doesn’t want, it’s advice from Obama.
“He was very nice to me,” said Trump, referring to when he met with Obama during his transition, “but after that, we’ve had some difficulties.”
This was an incredibly measured and diplomatic response given that Obama literally put measures in place to sabotage Trump’s presidency from the get-go. Dickerson should have just let it go at the point, as Trump had already been exceedingly gracious, considering the topic, but the reporter wouldn’t drop it. “Difficulties how?” Dickerson pressed.
“Well, you saw what happened with surveillance, and I think that was inappropriate,” responded Trump, again exercising great restraint.
“What does that mean?” furthered Dickerson, as if there was something ambiguous about the president’s statement.
“You can figure that out yourself,” said Trump.
“Well, the reason I ask is you called him ‘sick’ and ‘bad,'” said Dickerson.
“Look, you can figure it out yourself. He was very nice to me with words, and when I was with him, but after that, there has been no relationship,” Trump fired back at Dickerson.
“I think our side’s been proven very strongly,” added the president, referring again to the surveillance scandal perpetrated by the Obama administration. “Everybody’s talking about it and, frankly, it should be discussed. I think that is a very big – surveillance of our citizens – I think that’s is a very big topic, and it’s a topic that should be number one. And we should find out what the hell is going on.”
With Dickerson still unwilling to drop his absurd line of questioning, Trump was forced to abruptly end the interview to get the relentless reporter out of his office.
It goes without saying that the media would have never treated their precious Barack Obama this way, which is one reason they were recently given the title “very fake news.” If the worst President Donald Trump has to say about Barack Obama is that he is “sick” and “bad,” I’d say he’s being quite conservative in his estimation of a man who was perhaps the most destructive president the United States has ever seen.