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  • 11 may. 2020

  • President Donald Trump abruptly exits today's coronavirus task force briefing when he's challenged by a female reporter on testing. President Donald Trump stormed out of a coronavirus press conference at the White House on Monday after becoming angry with two reporters, one who asked a question about testing, and another who didn’t get to ask a question at all. The event in the Rose Garden was meant to give the president a chance to boast about the recent increases in testing, and Trump spoke and answered questions for nearly an hour. The briefing got off to a bumpy start when the president misstated the dollar amount that would be allocated to states to help with testing. “We are sending $1 billion to American states, territories and tribes,” Trump announced, in what officials had told reporters would be a high-point of the event. But those same officials said the amount would be $11 billion, not $1 billion. Moreover, the $11 billion was appropriated in the CARES Act passed by Congress and signed into law in April, calling into question why it was being held up almost three weeks later as a major success point. A White House spokesman later confirmed to CNBC that the amount is in fact, $11 billion. For the remainder of his remarks, the president ran through the numbers of personal protective equipment, ventilators and other essential gear that the U.S. has produced and distributed to fight the virus. But it was in the question and answer session that tempers erupted. At around 5:15 p.m., CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang asked Trump, “You have said many times that the U.S. is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing,” to which Trump said, “Yes.” Jiang, who is Chinese American, continued, “Why does that matter? Why is it global competition to you, if every day Americans are still losing their lives, and we are still seeing more cases every day?” “They’re losing their lives everywhere in the world,” Trump replied, “And maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me. Ask China that question, okay? If you ask them that question, you may get a very unusual answer.” As Trump proceeded to call on another reporter, Jiang followed up. “Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically?” “I’m not saying it specifically to anybody,” Trump responded, growing visibly irate. “I’m saying that to anyone who would ask a nasty question like that.” “That’s not a nasty question,” Jiang insisted, but Trump had already moved on. “Anyone else?” Trump said to the assembled reporters, before calling on CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, who was standing in line behind Jiang. “OK, yes, please go ahead, in the back,” he said. Collins approached the microphone, “I have two questions,” she said. “No, it’s ok,” Trump said, dismissing Collins, “we’ll go up here.” “But you pointed to me, Mr. President, and I have two questions.” “Next, next please,” Trump said, as he looked past Collins. “But you called on me,” Collins protested. “I did. And you didn’t respond, and now I’m calling on the other young lady in the back,” Trump said. “But I just wanted to let my colleague finish,” Collins said, but Trump cut her off. “Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much. appreciate it, thank you very much,” Trump said, and he turned and walked away. The exchange was the latest in a series of bitter back-and-forths Trump has had with reporters since he started giving near daily press briefings on the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March. On Tuesday morning, Trump claimed, without evidence, that “Chinese Americans are the most angry of all” about how the United States had been treated by China In reality, however, making China into a scapegoat for the coronavirus outbreak has led to a spike in discrimination against Asian-Americans, ranging from harassment to hate crimes. In April, the Justice Department took note, and began working with Asian American groups to track and prosecute hate crimes against Asian Americans. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO: » Subscribe to CNBC TV: » Subscribe to CNBC: » Subscribe to CNBC Classic: Turn to CNBC TV for the latest stock market news and analysis. From market futures to live price updates CNBC is the leader in business news worldwide. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: Follow CNBC News on Facebook: Follow CNBC News on Twitter: Follow CNBC News on Instagram: #CNBC #CNBC TV


  • BluePhoenix YT
    BluePhoenix YT Hace 5 meses

    I don't think I'll ever get used to this new setup. I'm so used to scrolling down for the comments! :(

  • Jaysley Hung
    Jaysley Hung Hace 5 meses

    I died the way he said, “Maybe you should ask CHINA” 🤣

  • Rex Racer
    Rex Racer Hace 5 meses

    History is going to be very harsh when all this gets written up in 10 years.

  • takitogoestoNY
    takitogoestoNY Hace 5 meses

    He looks and acts like hes a character in The Office.

  • Khayalakhe Madlala
    Khayalakhe Madlala Hace 5 meses

    Driver: Are you going to pay for the ride?

  • Name
    Name Hace 5 meses

    If the reporters were male the title would just say "reporters"

  • Allen Chang
    Allen Chang Hace 5 meses

    He just totally ignored her question on why he made it a competition about which country’s doing better which is the reporters question lol

  • titzmageex
    titzmageex Hace 5 meses

    Thought that was a pretty fair question, but was a very petty move to try to pull the race card after his response. Trumps been blaming China the entire time.

  • dolimi jotoo
    dolimi jotoo Hace 5 meses

    Donald Trump: Dodging reporters like he dodged the draft

  • Kage Danish
    Kage Danish Hace 5 meses (editado)

    I don’t see the need to specify the genders of the reporters. Would it have a different meaning if a dude did it?

  • Psyralbakor
    Psyralbakor Hace 5 meses

    "Screw you guys, I'm going home."

  • Kael Schmidt
    Kael Schmidt Hace 22 horas

    He didn’t storm off cause he was being challenged, he left because that lady kept pestering him when he was trying to answer other questions...

  • Aqua Horns
    Aqua Horns Hace 5 meses

    The "female" in the title was highly unnecessary.

  • Hecu
    Hecu Hace 5 meses

    Damn the woman had a sparks of gold in her eyes once Trump mentioned China...

  • Tuber
    Tuber Hace 5 meses

    Moral of the Story:

  • Kim
    Kim Hace 5 meses

    The way he says China never gets old

  • Khayalakhe Madlala
    Khayalakhe Madlala Hace 5 meses

    Ex: Do you still love me?

  • James Thompson
    James Thompson Hace 5 meses

    I presume CNBC thinks male reporters are normal and female reporters aren't, hence the need to specify gender.

  • TheZombieZekrom 123
    TheZombieZekrom 123 Hace 5 meses

    “Sir why are you saying that to me specifically” because you asked the question lmao

  • lesley mbuyi kayembe
    lesley mbuyi kayembe Hace 5 meses

    "Maybe that's a question you should ask CHINA"