Trump in testy exchange with Stephanopoulos: 'You're being a little wise guy'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation MORE pushed back at ABC News anchor George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosSenate Republicans can acquit Trump — but they cannot defend his conduct Scalise doesn't directly say whether it's OK for Trump to ask Ukraine to investigate political opponents White House officials work to tamp down controversies after a tumultuous week MORE during a testy interview, calling him "a little wise guy."

Stephanopoulos was pressing the president on not answering questions in person from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE's team.

"Wait a minute. I did answer questions. I answered them in writing," Trump said

"Not on obstruction," Stephanopoulos replied.

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"George, you're being a little wise guy, OK, which is, you know, typical for you," Trump hit back.

"Just so you understand. Very simple. It's very simple. There was no crime. There was no collusion. The big thing's collusion. Now, there's no collusion. That means ... it was a setup, in my opinion, and I think it's going to come out," he continued.

Stephanopoulos, 58, was a White House communications director and senior advisor for policy and strategy for President Clinton. 

He joined ABC News as a political analyst after Clinton's first term in 1997 and is now ABC News's chief anchor and host of "Good Morning America" and "This Week with George Stephanopoulos.