President Barack Obama had a tense exchange with NBC News reporter Chuck Todd during Friday’s press conference. Obama interrupted Todd when he tried to ask more than one question. Todd was asking about both Obama’s relationship with Russian and NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
“I want to make sure everybody is asking one question– would be helpful,” Obama said.
Todd defended himself by saying that he had to ask a follow-up because Obama did not fully answer the previous question asked by the Associated Press.
Obama previously called Todd out for asking multiple questions during a news conference in Israel earlier this year.
By contrast, Obama joked with CBS’s Major Garret and congratulated The Wall Street Journal’s Carol Lee, who returned to the White House beat after giving birth to her son earlier this year.
“Do you have pictures?” Obama asked. “I”m going to have to see them.”
Madeleine Morgenstern contributed to this report.