“Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content with all the fanfare around this deal to leave the conscious of this nation, the strength of this nation unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans?” Garrett asked.
“That’s nonsense and you should know better,” Obama bit back. “Nobody’s ‘content’ and our diplomats and our teams are working diligently to try to get them out.”
Garrett later brushed off the scolding on CBS’s news streaming network, saying, “Clearly, it struck a nerve. That was my intention…Was it provocative? Yes. Was it intended to be as such? Absolutely.”
The Americans came up during negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. “We believe very strongly that this is an opportunity for Iran to let teh Americans come home,” an administration official said.