During a press conference on Monday, Associated Press reporter Matthew Lee ripped into State Department Press Secretary Victoria Nuland, hitting her with rapid-fire questions about the administration’s approach to the recent violence between Israel and Hamas.
The two-minute exchange reached its peak as Lee questioned Nuland about the administration’s non-response to Turkey calling Israel a “terrorist state.”
Nuland said she didn’t want to get into a “public spitting match” with allies.
To which Lee responded: “And you think that’s worse? A public spitting match is worse than hundreds of people dying every day?”
Dismissing the question, Nuland replied: “You’re just looking for a fight.”