POLITICS
07/15/2015 02:33 pm ET Updated Jul 15, 2015

Obama Scolds Major Garrett For 'Nonsense' Question

"That's nonsense. And you should know better."

President Barack Obama publicly scolded CBS News' Major Garrett during a gathering of the press corps at the White House on Wednesday, chastising the reporter for asking if the president is "content" to celebrate the Iran nuclear deal while four American hostages remain in Iran.

"That's nonsense. And you should know better," Obama replied.

Obama answered questions about the Iran nuclear deal during the gathering, saying it's "our best means of assuring that Iran does not get a nuclear weapon."

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15:  U.S President Barack Obama answers questions from the media during press conference in the East Ro
Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: U.S President Barack Obama answers questions from the media during press conference in the East Room of the White House in response to the Iran Nuclear Deal on July 15, 2015 in Washington, DC. The landmark deal will limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions. The agreement, which comes after almost two years of diplomacy, has also been praised by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani but condemned by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

“The bottom line is this. This nuclear deal meets the national security interests of the United States and our allies," Obama said. "It prevents the most serious threat of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon… that’s why this deal makes our country safer and secure.”

 See Obama's exchange with Garrett above.

For more from The Huffington Post, download our app for iOS or Android.
CONVERSATIONS