WATCH: Reporter Presses Trump on Decisions Amid Shutdown, the President Hilariously Turns it Around



This is a good one.

Ever hear a pro coach say he gets sick of arm-chair know-it-alls?

Meet Coach Trump.

The Commander-in-Chief met with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Wednesday, and they wouldn’t budge on border funding. So the Artist of the Deal walked out. He knows how to get what he wants.


Later, during a Q&A in the Oval Office Wednesday, ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl wanted to know why the President wouldn’t sign bills so government workers on furlough could get paid.

The reporter pressed too hard, so Trump turned it around on him.

And it was hilarious, in a way that only Donald J can provide.

Here’s how it went:

KARL: So…so why not sign the other bills, though, so some of these workers could get paid?

TRUMP: Do you think I should do that?

KARL: Y-you…

TRUMP: No — do you think I should do that, Jon?

KARL: I mean, it’s not for me to say.

TRUMP: I mean, I watch your one-sided reporting. Do you think I should do that? Hey, Jon — no, seriously, Jon. Do you think I should just sign?

KARL: Well, the, the argument is–

TRUMP: Tell me. Tell me.

KARL: It has nothing to do with border security.

TRUMP: Jon, do you think I should just sign?

KARL: I-I-I’m saying that if you sign that, these workers can start getting paid. The government can start–

TRUMP: So you would do that if you were in my position?

KARL: I’m not in your position; I’m asking you if–

TRUMP: I’m asking you: Would you do that if you were in my position?

And here comes Ultimate Trump…

TRUMP: Because if you would do that, you should never be in this position. Because you’d never get anything done.


Gotta love The Donald.


WATCH the riotous exchange below.



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