President Donald Trump cut an interview with CBS News short after he was questioned about his unfounded wiretapping claims.
CBS anchor John Dickerson was granted an interview with Trump inside of the Oval Office on Saturday. During the interview taping, Dickerson brought up Trump’s claim that aides of former President Barack Obama had his “wires tapped” inside Trump Tower shortly before his victory in the 2016 presidential election.
There has been no evidence of those wiretaps occurring and some GOP lawmakers disputed Trump’s claim he that he tweeted March 4.
When Dickerson asked Trump about his claim, Trump said “I think our side’s been proven very strongly and everybody’s talking about it and frankly, it should be discussed. We should find out what the hell is going on.”
Dickerson kept pressing Trump after his statement and Trump said “you can take it any way you want.” Dickerson once again followed-up and said “I’m asking you because you don’t want it to be fake news. I want to hear it from President Trump.”
That’s when Trump decided he had enough and ended the interview abruptly. He said that he has his own opinions and Dickerson and the media “can have your own opinions.” He dismissed Dickerson from the White House by saying, “that’s enough, thank you, thank you very much,” before walking away and sitting down at his desk.
Watch the abrupt dismissal in the video below:
The White House had arranged the interview with Dickerson to reminisce on Trump’s first 100 days in office. It aired May 1 on CBS This Morning.
Trump also called out the media for being “dishonest” in the interview.