President Donald Trump cut short a CBS interview with John Dickerson after the conversation turned to his unsubstantiated claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his campaign.
In an interview held inside the Oval Office and aired on CBS This Morning on Monday, Dickerson asked the president about his relationship with Obama.
After Trump noted he and Obama have “had some difficulties,” regarding “what happened with surveillance,” Dickerson pointed out Trump called him “sick” and “bad” in a tweet accusing him of wiretapping Trump Tower.
The controversial series of tweets, posted in March, outlined Trump’s evidence-free claims that Obama had his campaign wiretapped before the election.
When asked if he stands by the claims about his predecessor, Trump gave the following response:
I don’t stand by anything. I just, you can take it the way you want. 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.
It appears the backlash to Trump’s tweets is still a sore-spot for the president, who grew irritated as Dickerson pressed for specifics.
“You don’t have to ask me,” Trump said. When Dickerson asked why not, Trump responded, “because I have my own opinions. You can have your own opinions.”
Trump then walked away from Dickerson towards his Oval Office desk, declaring: “okay, that’s enough, thank you, thank you very much,” abruptly ending the interview.
The testy exchange came a day after CBS aired an extensive interview with Trump on Face The Nation, in which the president called Dickerson’s show “Deface the Nation” to his face.
Watch above, via CBS.
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