Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo struggled for nearly two minutes to end a live phone interview with President Trump after he called into Fox Sunday Morning to rant about Hillary Clinton and the Russia investigation.
Bartiromo tried to cut off the president of the United States at around the seven-minute mark of their conversation, dropping the first “Mr. President, thank you so much,” as the President barreled on anyway.
“When Hillary Clinton loses, we want an insurance policy where we can get Trump out,” Trump continued without offering proof. “It didn’t work so well but I’ll tell you what it really hurt our country and it really hurts our country. This is cleaning out the deep state. This is cleaning the swamp. And we’ve gotten rid of 22 people at the very top. These people are corrupt.”
Bartiromo again tried to hurry the president along, saying “Yeah, yeah.”
But Trump kept going, attacking former CIA Director John Brennan and James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence.
“And you look at a guy like Brennan with his big mouth and you look at Clapper who’s a dummy, and yet he was in intelligence. He’s a dumb guy. They lied. They lied to Congress. And they lied so badly, it’s incredible to Congress.”
“And then they get paid by CNN, they make more money than they’ve ever seen before, although possibly they made a lot more than that, we just don’t know about it, I mean something had to go on. But it’s a disgrace,” he added.
Bartiromo tried once again: “Mr. Presi…”
Without pausing, Trump attacked the Russia Investigation with more lies. “What about the dossier? How much did Hillary Clinton pay for the dossier, you know she paid for it, and the DNC paid for it. This guy Steele is a total fraud.”
Finally, Bartiromo was able to get Trump to end the call: “Mr. President, thank you so much for calling in this morning, I so appreciate it, I know you have a busy day. Thank you sir.”
It is really mind-blowing to watch a TV anchor try to "wrap" the President of the United States. "Thank you so much," she says. He keeps talking. "Yeah," she says, trying to interrupt. "Mr. Pres–" "I know you have a busy day…" pic.twitter.com/9YnOYCe0xc
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 29, 2019