President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond after he asked the president why the situation on the southern border has only become a “national emergency” since the Democrats won back the House of Representatives.
During a question-and-answer session with reporters, the president tried to claim that there has been a “national emergency” on the border for years now and he pointed to past statements by former President Barack Obama about a flood of migrant children at the border to back up his point.
Diamond, however, countered that Trump has now been president for two years and has still not secured funding for his supposed top priority, even when Republicans ran both chambers of Congress.
“Look, look, you can all play cute,” Trump angrily replied. “And I’d say 80 percent of you are possibly in coordination with the opposition party!”
I asked Trump, who said he is prepared to declare a national emergency, when this emergency/crisis began.
“Oh, it began a long time — ask President Obama,” Trump said.
I then pointed out that he has been President for 2 years.
His response: “Look, look, you can all play cute.”
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) January 10, 2019
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