The White House triggered a chaotic conference call on Thursday when they failed to enable the “listening only” mode for more than 20 minutes while senior officials attempted to announce that President Trump would waive the Iran nuclear sanctions for one last time.
“This White House can’t even run a fucking conference call,” one reporter on an unmuted line said during the conference call, according to CBS News. “They don’t know how to mute their line.”
Its the illegitimate media that doesn’t know how to conduct themselves. They can’t mute their fucking phones,” an unidentified official reportedly responded. “Mute your phones.”
“This is Kim Jong Un calling for Donald Trump,” one reporter added in jest, referring to the North Korean leader.
The Trump administration announced on Friday it would waive sanctions against Iran again, honoring the Obama-era Iran nuclear agreement. During the haphazard call, Trump administration officials warned this would be the last waiver unless new conditions are agreed upon.
A State Department official said in closing that the technical difficulties inhibited them from taking questions from reporters.
The operator announced more than 20 minutes into the call that listeners had been muted.