Kirsters Baish| During a heated interview on Wednesday, President Donald Trump unloaded on ABC News’ chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. Trump told Karl that he would not be a good commander in chief.
Fox News reports, “Trump was discussing the government shutdown in the Oval Office after signing an anti-human trafficking bill when Karl asked why the president wouldn’t sign other bills which would allow certain workers to get paid while a solution is negotiated.”
“You think I should do that? Do you think I should do that, Jon? I mean, I watch your one-sided reporting,” Trump shot back. “Do you think I should do that?”
Karl attempted to claim that it isn’t his choice, but the President wasn’t about to let him off that easy.
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WATCH: Trump vs ABC’s Jon Karl
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“Hey, Jon. No, seriously, Jon, do you think I should just sign? Tell me, tell me,” Trump stated. He then questioned, “Do you think I should just sign?”
Karl answered by saying that if he did sign, certain workers would be getting paid.
Trump answered by questioning, “So you would do that? If you were in my position, you would do it?”
Karl attempted to explain that he isn’t in the President’s position, but he was quickly cut off.
“I’m asking you. Would you do that if you were in my position? Because, if you would do that, you should never be in this position,” Trump stated. “Because you’d never get anything done. Goodbye, everybody.”
Fox reports, “ABC News did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The president’s comments come on day 19 of the partial federal government shutdown, which has forced hundreds of thousands of federal workers and contractors to work without pay, or simply stay home. Numerous government agencies first ran out of funding on Dec. 22, as Democrats vowed to block Trump’s requested $5.7 billion to build the border wall.”