‘I Didn’t Ask You What President Obama Did’: MSNBC Host Battles GOP Spox on Trump’s ‘So-Called Judge’ Tweet
In an interview with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores, MSNBC anchor Alex Witt attempted to keep Flores focused on the topic at hand rather than used Witt’s questions as a way to attack Democrats and the former president. The results varied.
At the beginning of the conversation, Witt asked Flores if it was right for President Donald Trump to call a federal judge a “so-called judge,” and Flores immediately used that opportunity to take a shot at Barack Obama.
“It does feel that Democrats across the country suddenly have amnesia,” Flores noted. “They’re upset about this, but when President Obama invited the Supreme Court to sit in the well of the Congress and then berated them in front of a Democratic crowd…Democrats didn’t seem to have a huge problem when that happened.” She added that Trump merely disagreed with Judge Robart’s ruling on Trump’s travel ban.
“But here’s the deal,” Witt responded back. “The language that’s being used. I didn’t ask you what President Obama did. I want to know if you think it’s appropriate for the President of the United States to call a judge a so-called judge.”
After Flores replied back by saying that Trump is just expressing his disagreement with the judge’s judgment, Witt asked her if Sessions, once he becomes Attorney General, should condemn this kind of language.
The GOP spox went on to say it would be a “silly game” to look for condemnation of everything said by the president before once again turning the conversation into a criticism of Democrats.
Watch the entire exchange above, via MSNBC.
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