Vice President Dick Cheney landed a major zinger on a CNN reporter this weekend. He was at an event with Obama’s former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. They were talking with CNN reporter Barbara Starr about national security and foreign policy.
Cheney had a few really funny lines but the one about the press was hysterical.
Here’s a transcript via Real Clear Politics:
CHENEY: I think he needs to be careful but he’ll learn as he goes along. I think he is putting some brains and good people with him. I am a big fan of Mike Pence. I know Mike well from his 12 years in the House and I think he’s a great choice as Vice President. He’s going to play a major role. I think Mr. Trump is taking very, very seriously the job that he has gotten now. Staffing up the administration.
I think one of the reasons people get so concerned about the tweets is it is sort of a way around the press. He doesn’t have to rely upon, uh, rely upon — this is the modern era, modern technology. He’s at the point where we don’t need you guys anymore.[Laughter]
CHENEY: I apologize.
This video is cued to start at the exact right moment, so just push play:
Is that a riot or what?