Fox and Friends Gretchen Carlson interviewed Press Sec. Robert Gibbs earlier this morning ahead of President Obama’s speech on Iraq tonight, and whoah. Things got contentious pretty quickly.
You can watch the back and forth below but things turned south when Carlson asked Gibbs whether Obama was planning on explaining his ‘flip flop’ on the surge tonight, and Gibbs responded:
Gretchen, I’m happy to spend a lot of time looking back at decisions that were made four years ago or even seven and a half years ago…I think what’s important, while you guys play political games, is the president to laud our men and women, and to mark the end of our combat mission.
Carlson followed up by asking whether Obama would credit Bush tonight in his speech. And she kept asking it until Gibbs finally said: “Gretchen, I don’t know whether this is you actually interviewing me or just a tape of you looping the same question over and over.”
You get the picture. Later Carlson defended her tone saying that’s how she talks when she wants answers.