Late Friday night, Washington Post columnist and CNN host Fareed Zakaria called President Donald Trump out on his bullish*t, and it was absolutely great.
Appearing on CNN Tonight, Zakaria and host Don Lemon were discussing Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that the Trump Tower had been tapped by former President Barack Obama leading up to the 2016 election.
Exasperated, Zakaria said to Lemon:
‘The president is somewhat indifferent to things that are true or false. He’s spent his whole life bullsh*tting. He’s succeeded by bulls*tting. He has gotten the presidency by bulls*tting.’
‘It’s very hard to tell somebody at that point that bullsh*t doesn’t work, because look at the results right? But that’s what he does. He sees something, he doesn’t particularly care if it’s true or not, he just puts it out there. And then he puts something else out.’
The host went on to talk about the president’s press conference on Friday, which was held with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He then used this as a prime example to show just how full of bullish*t this man really is, bringing up the president’s answer to a question about the White House accusing British intelligence of spying on him through Obama.
‘All we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind, who was the one responsible for saying that on television. I didn’t make an opinion on it. That was a statement made by a very talented lawyer on Fox.
‘When pushed on it he doesn’t take responsibility.’
This isn’t Zakaria’s first time on calling the orange man out over his bullish*t, either. His last attack on Trump came during the presidential election, when he called the then candidate a “bullish*t artist.”
The host also said:
‘He boasts and boasts and boasts about his business, his buildings, his books, his wives; much of it is a concoction of hyperbole and falsehood. And, when he is found out, he’s like that guy we have all met making wild claims at the bar, who when confronted by the truth quickly responds, “I knew that.”‘
Check out Zakaria ripping Trump a new one in the video below, via YouTube:
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