Though we haven’t seen any video footage of it yet, Donald Trump abruptly ended his interview with Face the Nation host John Dickerson this weekend after Dickerson pressed him on claims that President Obama tapped his phones. It’s the same interview where Trump’s words seemed to be at odds with a healthcare proposal he’s backing (he apparently has no clue what’s in the bill), but the pouting began when Dickerson reminded Donald Trump that he called Obama “sick and bad.”
Dickerson asked Trump if he stood behind those names. From THR:
“I don’t stand by anything. You can take it the way you want,” said Trump. “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 number one. And we should find out what the hell is going on.”
When asked specifically about the name-calling, Trump said, “You can take it any way you want. You don’t have to ask me.”
“Why not?” asked Dickerson.
“Because I have my own opinions. You can have your own opinions,” replied Trump.
“But I want to know your opinions. You’re the President of the United States,” said Dickerson.
“OK, it’s enough. Thank you,” Trump said, walking away.
Dickerson was left with the assumption that he should escort himself out, because he’d upset the five-year-old who occupies the White House by asking him for his opinion.
“I don’t stand by anything,” is basically the slogan for Donald Trump’s First Days.