Donald Trump’s former campaign aide Sam Nunberg conducted a series of interviews Monday (March 5), boldly refusing to cooperate with a subpoena to appear in federal court regarding the Russia investigation. Nunberg met with several media outlets, including CNN's Jake Tapper and MSNBC’s Katy Tur, for some bizarre interviews in which he threw insults at White House officials and said a range of outlandish things. However, his interview with CNN's Erin Burnett took a different turn when the anchor brought up a very awkward topic.
Before wrapping her interview with Nunberg, the CNN host said she noticed the smell of alcohol on his breath and asked Nunberg if he'd had a drink prior to going on air.
"You’re sitting very close to me. We talked earlier about what people in the White House were saying to you, talking about whether you were drinking or on drugs. Talking to you, I have smelled alcohol on your breath," she said. After Nunberg denied the drinking, Burnett asked if there was "anything else" that could have had him under the influence. That's when he admits to only being on antidepressants.
Watch the awkward interaction go down below.
The former Trump aide who was fired from the campaign twice — once in 2014 for urging Trump to participate in a scathing Buzzfeed article, and again in 2015 after racist social media posts from his personal Facebook pages were uncovered. In December 2016, Hope Hicks described Nunberg to Politico as, "a highly self-destructive individual who makes routine calls begging for his job back."