Jon Karl of ABC News badgered Trump at the White House on Wednesday, basically acting as an advocate for the Democrats over the government shutdown. Trump eventually turned the table on him and it was a great moment.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Trump Challenges Reporter: Would You Sign Dems’ Bills to End Shutdown If You Were President?
President Donald Trump challenged ABC reporter Jonathan Karl about what he would do if he were president after Karl asked him why he won’t sign the bills that Democrats are proposing…
Karl asked why Trump won’t sign these other bills, which led Trump to challenge Karl and ask him if he would sign them if he were president.
“So why not sign the other bills so some of these workers can get paid?” Karl asked.
“Do you think I should do that?” Trump responded.
Karl said it was not his place to decide. Trump insisted he answer the question.
“I watch your one-sided reporting. Seriously, Jon, do you think I should just sign?” Trump asked.
“I’m saying that if you sign that these workers can start getting paid,” Karl said.
“I’m asking you, would you do that if you were in my position? If you would do that you should never be in this position because you’d never get anything done,” Trump said.
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Do these reporters even hear themselves? One of the great things about Trump is that he calls them out and it’s so obvious that they’re not used to being challenged by Republicans.