Trump Storms Out Of Coronavirus Briefing After Female Reporters Challenge Him
In the final moments of his briefing, Trump took a question from CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang, who asked him why he so often claimed the U.S. was “doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing” and framed it as a “global competition” when so many Americans are still dying, she said.
“Well, they’re losing their lives everywhere in the world. And maybe that’s a question you should ask China,” Trump told Jiang, who is of Asian descent and was born in China. “Don’t ask me. Ask China that question, OK? When you ask them that question, you may get a very unusual answer.”
Trump demands ‘these votes must not count’ after California opens poll site in heavily Black area
President Donald Trump demands that votes from a new voting location in a Los Angeles suburb with a large black population “must not count” as he lashes out at California for its attempts to make it easier for Americans to vote.
‘Very, very ugly ending’: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer is stunned as Trump storms out of press briefing
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer was stunned at the end of White House’s press briefing on Thursday, which concluded when President Donald Trump had a petty tiff with two female reporters.
“A very, very ugly ending to that one-hour appearance by the president,” Blitzer commented as Trump stormed out.
Monday’s news conference ended with Trump melting down in response to questions from female reporters.
Hours after Trump posted a string of tweets and retweets about “Obamagate” — a new conspiracy theory that holds Obama responsible for masterminding the Russia investigation and railroading former Trump administration National Security Adviser Michael Flynn into a guilty plea for lying to the FBI (never mind that there’s no evidence of investigatory misconduct) — Philip Rucker of the Washington Post called Trump’s bluff.
“In one of your Mother’s Day tweets, you appeared to accuse President Obama of ‘the biggest political crime in American history, by far’ — those were your words. What crime exactly are you accusing President Obama of committing, and do you believe the Justice Department should prosecute him?” Rucker asked, during a news conference that was ostensibly about the coronavirus.
Trump had nothing.
“Uh, Obamagate. It’s been going on for a long time,” he began. “It’s been going on from before I even got elected, and it’s a disgrace that it happened, and if you look at what’s gone on, and if you look at now, all this information that’s being released — and from what I understand, that’s only the beginning — some terrible things happened, and it should never be allowed to happen in our country again.”