Was Chris Cuomo ready for the big shot? Of course not. He did not even see it coming. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders agreed to do an interview with him, but that was the last thing Cuomo needed.
First, Cuomo asked Sanders if she likes her job in the White House. Sarah said, ‘yes,’ and Cuomo was not happy with the answer.
Do you think that by saying, ‘We stink,’ that we don’t like veterans, that we are bad for America, the president says we are enemies of America, do you think that that works for you long-term?” Cuomo said.
“ What I think is important to remember is that you guys get to ask the questions, but you can’t always complain about the answers. You constantly ask the same question over and over and over again and expect different answers and then get mad when the answers don’t change,” Sanders fired.
“Yeah, that’s the job, that’s the job!” Cuomo tried to cut Sarah. Sanders returns fire with a truth bomb Cuomo cannot refute, stating: “No, the job is to get information and to report the news!” she responded.
“Unfortunately, you guys quit reporting the news. When I can read a news story and I have no idea what side of the story the reporter is on, that’s a good news story. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a lot of news that looks like that,” Sarah added.
“I answer questions all day, every day. It’s what I spend every minute of the day doing. It’s why I’m sitting here at 9 o’clock at night answering questions to you.”
Remember what happened with Cuomo and the Benghazi scandal in 2015?
Hot Air wrote on Cuomo’s coverage of the House Select Committee on Benghazi:
“In preparation for this long-anticipated event, CNN’s Chris Cuomo took the opportunity to interview committee member Martha Roby (R – Alabama 2) regarding what we should expect out of this Q&A session. It’s definitely a newsworthy topic which has captured the nation’s attention, but Chris might have wanted to prepare a bit more before the interview. He managed to get nearly everything wrong with his questions and seemed genuinely shocked when he failed to fish out the answers he was looking for.
Here is what Cuomo did:
“But then you get to legitimate questions of well, what else are you going to learn? You’ve had the secretary, the former secretary now, for over six hours. She spoke specifically to what she knew before, during and after. She gave you answers that may not have been satisfying to you, but she gave answers. She talked to you about the threat. She talked to you about her recognition of the threat. She talked to you about her response to the threat,” Cuomo said.