'That's enough': Donald Trump abruptly ends Oval Office interview after wiretapping questions

Nick Allen

President Donald Trump abruptly ended an interview in the Oval Office, declaring "that's enough" after he was repeatedly asked about claims he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Mr Trump stood by his assertion in a tweet on March 4 that "Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory".

He was being questioned by CBS journalist John Dickerson for a lengthy interview that was broadcast to coincide with his first 100 days in office.

Footage showed Mr Trump telling Dickerson: "I think our side's been proven very strongly and everybody's talking about it and frankly, it should be discussed. We should find out what the hell is going on."

The interviewer then pressed Mr trump who said: "You can take it any way, you can take it any way you want."

Dickerson then said: "I'm asking you because you don't want it to be fake news. I want to hear it from President Trump."

After some back and forth Mr Trump said: "I have my own opinions, you can have your own opinions."

Dickerson said: "But I want to know your opinions. You're the President of the United States."

Mr Trump replied "That's enough. Thank you. Thank you very much."

The two men were standing in the Oval Office and Mr Trump walked away and sat at his desk.

Dickerson later said: "I think it was pretty clear that I was to escort myself out, or I would be escorted out. I would be moved along. It was time for our conversation to be over."

The terse exchange took place on Saturday morning. Dickerson still went with the president to a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday night, and CBS's morning show was broadcast from the White House on Monday. On Monday the network showed the exchange that had taken place in the Oval Office on Saturday.

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