Donald Trump was pressed on Tuesday morning to answer why he has been attacking Democratic governors and public figures after he had told the nation to “put politics aside, stop the partisanship, and unify together” to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
“Are you going to set the example for this?” ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked.
Trump then got defensive and complained that he’s the only one being bipartisan.
“I only do that when I have to respond … and I will continue to do that,” Trump replied. “If they’re not gonna play fair — because you know they have the media on their side and I don’t, I just have me — and if they’re not gonna play fair, I’m gonna do that. If they are gonna play fair, there’s gonna be nobody better than Donald Trump in terms of bipartisanship.”
“I wanted to be bipartisan and nobody’s gonna be better than me, but when they attack me, or these incredible people behind me, I’m not gonna let them get away with it,” he continued. “I can’t do that.”
Take a look at his remarks below: