White House pool reporter calls out Trump to his face: 'If you’re transparent, why block the House Democrats?'
Donald Trump speaks from The White House Oval Office (CNN/screen grab)

President Donald Trump was challenged by White House pool reporters on Monday after he claimed to have the most transparent administration in history.

"You talked about transparency, if you’re transparent, why block the House Democrats?" one pool reporter asked, likely referring to attempts to schedule interviews with former administration officials and to obtain the president's tax returns.

"Because they’re asking for things that they’re not entitled to. I could ask them, I assume if they ask me, I could ask them for the same kind of thing," Trump said, alluding to the effort to obtain his tax returns. "They wouldn’t want to do it. All they’re trying to do is win an election in 2020."

"So we’re doing really well, and all the Democrats want to do is find any way they can to stop it," the president said. "They’re putting their own personal goals ahead of the country. You can’t do that. And we have a wonderful Attorney General. He’s done a very good job and I’m sure it will all work out."

Watch the video below from CNN.