At a town hall Thrusday night, NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie went toe-to-toe with President Trump, giving him as aggressive an interview as he’s experienced as president.
Guthrie pressed the president on his COVID-19 diagnosis, his last negative test, his personal dislike for masks and the conspiracy group QAnon. She asked Mr. Trump about his retweet this week of a conspiracy theory that former Vice President Joe Biden orchestrated the killing Seal Team 6 to cover up the fake death of Osama Bin Laden.
“Why would you send a lie like that to your followers?” Guthrie asked him.
“I know nothing about it,” Mr. Trump said.
“You retweeted it,” Guthrie pointed out.
“That was a retweet, that was an opinion of somebody, and that was a retweet. I’ll put it out there, people can decide for themselves, I don’t take a position,” the president responded.
“I don’t get that,” Guthrie countered. “You’re the president — you’re not like someone’s crazy uncle who can just retweet whatever!”
Guthrie also challenged the president on his claim that he doesn’t know what QAnon is, despite having retweeted multiple QAnon accounts and having been asked about the conspiracy theory before.
“I don’t know,” the president said.
“You do know,” Guthrie countered.
Mr. Trump also couldn’t answer whether he was tested on the day of the last debate, shortly before he tested positive for COVID-19. Mr. Trump, who has claimed to have one of the best memories, said he didn’t know and couldn’t remember.
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