President Trump will be visiting with all the leaders of the top countries in the world at the G20 summit.
So, of course, a CNN reporter had to get all rude and ask a totally disrespectful question to Trump as he was leaving the White House today.
Look, we all remember when Obama whispered to then Russian President Medvedev that he would have more latitude after the election.
And we all know Obama tried to get Congress to halt sanctions on Russia as he said it would restrict his negotiating power.
It’s not an easy situation – Russia hacked our elections but we also cannot be focused on the past. Trump is in unchartered waters with Russia and China today, but at least he is not kicking the can down the road like so many before.
Sarah Westwood, a reporter for CNN, asked Trump whether he planned on telling Russian President Vladimir Putin at their upcoming meeting not to interfere in the 2016 election.
“I’ll have a very good conversation with him,” Trump said. Then, with venom in his voice and facial expression, he added: “What I say to him is none of your business!”
Trump frequently lashes out at reporters, but his insults and broadsides tend to seem performative — it’s clear he enjoys lambasting reporters when he gets the chance.
But this question really appeared to get under Trump’s skin, eliciting an outburst that showed how sensitive he is about the issue and prompting him to quickly move on to another question.
Before this question, he had said of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and the continuing probes driven by congressional Democrats, “The Mueller thing never stops! … At what point does it end?”