CNN's John King: "To be fair to the president... the president should be allowed a temper tantrum or two"

CNN's John King: "To be fair to the president... the president should be allowed a temper tantrum or two"

King: "Now, that doesn't mean you can say let's break rules" 

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From the April 18 edition of CNN's The Mueller Report: Special Edition:

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JOHN KING (CNN CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT): To be fair to the president, to the sense that -- you get, if you're the new president, you've never been in politics before, all of a sudden there's a special counsel investigation, so the president should be allowed a temper tantrum or two, about oh my god, this is going to undermine my whole presidency. Now, that doesn't mean you can say let's break rules, break norms, let's fire people when your attorneys tell you, sir, no you can't do that. So again, some of this can be if you're a human being, OK, the guy has a temper, he's never done this before, but ten times? 

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