Gabbard clashes with Fox News anchor: You're 'twisting and misconstruing my policies'

Presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardGabbard says claim her campaign is getting boost from Putin apologists is 'fake news' Momentum builds behind push to pass laws enshrining abortion rights Poll: Biden is only Dem candidate that beats Trump outside of margin of error MORE (D-Hawaii) on Sunday clashed with a Fox News anchor during an interview, accusing the anchor of "misconstruing" her policies.

"You are completely twisting and misconstruing my policies, and you're not really giving me a good chance to convey clearly what they are," Gabbard said after host Leland Vittert pressed Gabbard over her meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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"When we're talking about terrorists, who attacked us on 9/11? The majority of those who attacked us on 9/11, did they come from Iran?" Gabbard asked.

"All but one came from Saudi Arabia," Vittert responded.

"Correct, that is my point exactly," Gabbard said before Vittert cut her off, mentioning attacks on Navy barracks.

"I am very clearly answering your questions, but you continue to try to divert from the facts that I am presenting to you," Gabbard said after the two briefly spoke over one another.

Gabbard, who launched her 2020 campaign in February but has not broken through in national polls, has faced significant criticism for her meeting with Assad in 2017.

She has frequently defended the meeting, saying that while Assad is a brutal dictator, he is not a threat to the U.S. and American efforts to intervene in the region have backfired.