A podcast host hit a Bump in the road while questioning his guest about Biden family business dealings, according to a Fox News report.
“Comedy Cellar” podcast host Noah Dworman interviewed Washington Post national columnist Philip Bump for an episode streamed August 24, and the journalist reportedly stormed out.
Bump is the reporter most responsible for pouring cold water on the Hunter Biden story, according to Dworman.
Conversation grew tense after Dworman presented what he believed to be evidence of the president’s involvement in his son’s affairs, and Bump left the interview early and angry.
The podcast host lamented that he had many issues he wanted to discuss with Bump but was only able to speak about a few of them.
“We got particulary bogged down in Devon Archer’s interview on Tucker Carlson,” Dworman said before noting he is not a fan of Carlson.
“But, no matter how unreliable and, frankly, misleading his reporting can often be, his interviews are almost always valid,” Dworman said about Carlson.
A particular point of contention revolved around a text message from Hunter Biden to his daughter in which he stated he owed his father, Joe Biden, 50 percent of his income.
“I have no idea what that means,” Bump responded to questioning from Dworman about the text.
The podcast host pressed the liberal journalist for a declarative explanation about the text message.
“What do you take from the text message to his adult daughter – Hunter’s text message – ‘I have to give 50 percent of my income to pop’?” he asked Bump.
Bump continued to deflect Dworman’s question.
“I have no idea what that means,” blustered Bump. “I don’t. I have no idea what that means.”
As the host continued to probe, Bump expressed his intention to end the interview early by leaving.
“I appreciate you having me on,” he told Dworman who ignored the statement and persisted by asking if anyone had questioned Hunter’s daughter about the message.
“I don’t know,” Bump repeated. “I don’t know.”
The Washington Post reporter’s frustration seemed to reach a boiling point for him.
“OK, I just said I don’t know and I don’t know what to make of it, so I have nothing else to say about it,” the Washington Post columnist exclaimed. “What do you want me to say?”
Dworman countered by pointing out the text message as evidence to which Bump conceded, “Okay, fine! Fine. It’s evidence. I appreciate you having me on.”
The episode concluded with Dworman questioning the Washington Post’s approach to handling disagreements.
“Is this the standard really?” asked Dworman. “This is the way the Washington Post handles people who disagree with them?”
“Yeah, when I agree to be on for 45 minutes and then I get on for an hour and fifteen, yeah,” replied Bump. “Then after a while, I go.”