CNN host Jim Sciutto threw up his hands in what appeared to be exasperation on Thursday morning after a colleague informed him that Donald Trump was hinting that a disastrous interview he did with ABC was edited to make him look bad.
Following a Senate hallway interview with Sen. Lindsey Graham — who tried to pin the president’s comments on Democrats — CNN’s Sarah Westwood noted the president’s response too.
“He [Trump] said, should I call the FBI after every conversation with a foreign national. Obviously, there’s a huge distinction there, and the president suggested that ABC news somehow edited his answer deceptively,” Westwood explained as Sciutto threw his hands up with a look of incredulity on his face.
“But you saw for yourself what the president said just there,” she continued referring to the ABC clip. “He has downplayed Russian interference in the 2016 election in the past obviously, but the president here, Jim, is confirming his opponents’ fears that in the future he might be open to accepting opposition research by just saying it outright in that interview.”
“He’s also made up the editing comment before,” the CNN host recalled. “You remember after the famous Helsinki moments — standing next to the Russian president — he said that the transcript got his comments wrong when it was very clear what the president said there.”
“Call it up, you can see the video,” Sciutto advised the CNN audience.
Rising star Warren weathers attacks at Democratic White House debate
Surging White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren faced a barrage of attacks from fellow Democrats at the party's fourth 2020 debate Tuesday, cementing her status as a frontrunner in the race to challenge Donald Trump.
The president himself loomed large as the dozen Democratic contenders trained their fire on him, calling for his impeachment and assailing a Syria troop pullout that Joe Biden slammed as "shameful."
"The impeachment must go forward," thundered Warren, the progressive senator who is neck and neck with former vice president Biden at the head of the 2020 nomination race -- a stance loudly echoed by her fellow Democrats on stage.
‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump
Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.
Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.
"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.
"Absolutely," Harris replied.
"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.
"Does it matter?" Harris replied.
"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."
Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate
Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.
From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the Ukrainian scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.
"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.
"Impeachment is the way that we establish that this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences," she thundered.