In an "Ingraham Angle" exclusive interview, Daily Caller reporter Henry Rodgers spoke out about his viral encounter with Sen. Bob Menendez.

An audio recording captured the moment Rodgers encountered Menendez (D-N.J.) at a Washington, D.C. Metro station and asked him about the Green New Deal.

"I won't answer questions to the Daily Caller, period. You're trash," Menendez said.

When Rodgers asked why he believes the Daily Caller is trash, Menendez said, "Don't keep harassing me anymore or I"ll race to the Capitol Police."

Rodgers noted to "Ingraham Angle" guest host Tammy Bruce that in November 2012 the Daily Caller published a report on Menendez's alleged contact with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republican, allegations that Menendez denied.

"So I understand why he might not like us, the Daily Caller, that much, but that's no reason for him to threaten to call the police on me for asking a fair question -- a softball question -- about the Green New Deal," Rodgers said.

He said he has not heard from Menendez's office since the audio recording of the interaction went viral.

He noted, however, that several members of Menendez's communications team defended the senator, with one of them slamming "gotcha journalism."

Watch the "Ingraham Angle" interview above, plus reaction from Democratic strategist Scott Levenson and former Tennessee Rep. Zach Wamp (R).

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