Sen. Al Franken mocks ‘gullible’ Trump after president’s China tweet interrupts MSNBC interview
A discussion on the state of Trumpcare in the Senate was thrown off course after the latest tweet from President Donald Trump.
Senator Al Franken (D-MN) was discussing the dynamics of the pending Senate vote on Trumpcare when MSNBC’s Katy Tur mentioned President Trump had tweeted his thoughts.
“Breaking news, he tweeted?” Senator Franken quipped.
The host then read the tweet to Franken and asked for his reaction.
While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2017
“I don’t know why he put the exclamation point on there,” Franken critiqued. “I don’t think he knows that.”
“May I say that the President might be gullible when it comes to China,” Franken wondered, with a shrug of his shoulders. “Might be, that’s a guess.”
Earlier in the interview, Franken explained the dynamics behind the upcoming Senate vote on Trumpcare.
“There’s more in play than you might think,” Sen Franken said of the whip count surrounding the bill.
Watch the whole segment: