FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace became incredibly confrontational during an interview with National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre on Sunday, calling his positions “nonsense” and “ridiculous.”
Early on, Wallace struck a combative tone, refusing to let LaPierre explain his position.
“Can I tell you what I think will work for just one second though?” the NRA head asked.
“I’m going to ask you a couple of questions, and we’ll get to it,” Wallace responded harshly. “Forgive me, sir. I’m going to conduct the interview.”
During the show, Wallace also criticized the NRA’s attack ad against President Obama, asking LaPierre if he regretted releasing the ad and chastising him for mentioning the President’s children.
“They face a threat most children do not face,” Wallace argued.
“Tell that to people in Newtown,” LaPierre countered.
“Do you really think the President’s children are the same kind of target as every school child in America?” Wallace asked angrily. “That is ridiculous and you know it, sir.”
Wallace also took offense to the NRA ad singling out the elite with private security.
“The idea of an elite class, it is nonsense, sir,” the host said.
“Capitol Hill, right now, they are all protected by armed security, with high-capacity magazines while they sit there and try to limit the average citizen to ten, because they think that that is reasonable in their opinion,” LaPierre answered.
This isn’t the first time Wallace has become extremely confrontational with a guest on his show. Back in September, during the 2012 election cycle, Wallace became heated with then-GOP Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan.