At the end of a roundtable discussion with governors on the reopening of Americaâ€™s small businesses, Reid tried to get the president to answer one more very pertinent question:Â â€œWhy do you keep hiring people that you believe are wackos and liars?â€
Hereâ€™s a clip of how the question was asked.
The question was, of course, a reference to Trumpâ€™s attacks on former national security advisor John Bolton, whom he called a â€œwacko,â€ a â€œdope,â€ â€œincompetentâ€ and a â€œdisgruntled boring fool,â€ among other epithets. Trump was reacting to unflattering disclosures in Boltonâ€™s upcoming book, â€œThe Room Where It Happened.â€
But itâ€™s not like itâ€™s a new story with the president, who previously claimed he would hire â€œthe best peopleâ€ in his administration, only to insult his former staffers after they leave.
Reid asked another pertinent question: If the White House had Boltonâ€™s book for six months prior to publication, why didnâ€™t he try to block publication sooner?
The president ignored Reidâ€™s questions and left without answering them.
But there were many others who appreciated her dedication to the truth.
This isnâ€™t the first time Reid has forced Trump to face tough truths he didnâ€™t want to respond to.
In November 2018, Reid famously fact-checked the presidentÂ to his face when he tried to claim untruthfully that his administration had the same policy of separating migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border as did former President Barack Obama.
The president also walked away from that comment without responding.
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