‘Go Ask China’: Trump Ends Press Conference On A Contentious Note


US President Donald Trump delivering his address on the coronavirus outbreak | Reuters

Washington- US President Donald Trump abruptly ended his White House news conference Monday following combative exchanges with reporters Weijia Jiang of CBS News and Kaitlan Collins of CNN. Jiang asked Trump why he was putting so much emphasis on the amount of coronavirus tests that have been conducted in the United States. Why does that matter? Jiang asked.

“Why is this a global competition to you if everyday Americans are still losing their lives and we’re still seeing more cases every day?”

Trump replied that they’re losing lives everywhere in the world. “And maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me. Ask China that question,” he said.

Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically? Jiang asked. Jiang, who has worked for CBS News since 2015, was born in Xiamen, China, and emigrated to the United States with her family at age 2.

Trump said he would say that to anyone who asks a nasty question.

With that, Trump called an end to the news conference and walked away.


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