President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both jabbed at NBC’s Chuck Todd for asking multiple questions at a press conference in Israel on Wednesday.
Todd relayed one question to Obama about what went “wrong” with the Middle East peace process, then turned to Netanyahu to ask a follow-up to “help out my colleague over here.” As Todd went to Obama again, the president cut him off.
“Chuck, how many you got?” Obama asked before turning to the Israeli press corps. “Do you guys do this in the Israeli press? You say you get one question and then you add, like, five? You see how the young lady from Channel 1, she had one question and she was very well-behaved, Chuck?”
As laughter rumbled in the audience, Netanyahu cracked, “These are Talmudic questions, they have reiterations.”
Todd protested that he should get four questions because “Passover starts in a couple days.” There are four ceremonial questions asked during a traditional Passover meal.
“This is not a kosher question, but don’t hog it!” Netanyahu said.