Trump Cuts Off Interview After Question About His Baseless Wiretap Claims (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump waves as he walks to the White House after arriving on Marine One, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Washington. Trump is returning from a trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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May 1, 2017 11:29 a.m.

President Donald Trump abruptly ended an interview broadcast Monday after being asked about his as-yet-unretracted and unsubstantiated claims that President Barack Obama had wiretapped him during the campaign.

“You stand by that claim about him?” John Dickerson asked the President on “CBS This Morning.”

“I don’t stand by anything,” Trump replied. “I just, you can take it the way you want. I think our side’s been proven very strongly and everybody’s talking about it.”

“You’re the President of the United States. You said he was sick and bad,” Dickerson pressed.

“You can take it any way you want,” Trump said. “You don’t have to ask me. You don’t have to ask me.”

“Why not?” Dickerson asked.

“Because I have my own opinions,” Trump replied. “You can have your own opinions.”

“But I want to know your opinions. You’re the President of the United States,” Dickerson said.

“OK, that’s enough,” Trump said, turning and walking away. “Thank you.”

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