Donald Trump had reporters in stitches when responding to a question at his joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday. BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg has been both condemned and praised for questioning Donald Trump’s views on Russia and Muslims during the US President’s first joint press conference with Theresa May.
After being called on by Prime Minister May, BBC News reporter Laura Kuenssberg asked Trump to address concerns some British citizens may have with him “becoming the leader of the free world.”
“Mr. President, you’ve said before that torture works,” she stated. “You’ve praised Russia, you’ve said you want to ban some Muslims from coming to America. you suggested there should be punishment for abortion. for many people in Britain, those sound like alarming beliefs. what do you say to our viewers at home who are worried about some of your views and worried about you becoming the leader of the free world?”
A quick witted President Trump responded by first turning to May and joking,
“This was your choice of a question?”
“There goes that relationship,”
The reporters burst out laughing although some viewers branded Ms Kuenssberg’s questioning as “rude” and an “embarrassment”.
There were also tweets supporting the BBC reporter’s question,
Responding to Ms Keunssberg, Mr Trump repeated his belief that torture does work, but said he would leave the final decision to his defense secretary James Mattis.
It has to be said that the left leaning BBC never gave President Trump much respect and certainly didn’t change their tune on this occasion. Hats off to the President for his quick and witty response.