Barack Obama was publicly humiliated on Wednesday after CBS reporter Major Garrett scolded him on live television.
It all started when Garrett stepped up to ask the president a question during his live press conference on the Iran deal.
“Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content with all the fanfare around this deal to leave the conscious of this nation, the strength of this nation, unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans?” Garrett asked in the first part of his question, according to The Blaze.
At first, Obama tried to laugh off the question and criticize Garrett’s ability to ask a question. Then, however, he got serious.
“The notion that I am content as I celebrate with American citizens languishing in Iranian jails,” Obama replied, clearly losing his temper. “Major, that’s nonsense, and you should know better.”
“I’ve met with the families of some of this folks. Nobody’s content. And our diplomats and our teams are working diligently to try and get them out,” he continued.
Obama awkwardly went on to try to explain why the government did not tie the American hostages to the Iran deal.
“Think about the logic that that creates,” he said. “Suddenly Iran realizes, ‘You know what, maybe we can get additional concessions out of the Americans by holding these individuals.’ Makes it much more difficult for us to walk away if Iran somehow thinks a nuclear deal is dependent in some fashion on the nuclear deal.”
Nice try, Mr. President, but you’re not fooling anyone!