Trump Walks Out Of Presser After Being Challenged By Female Reporter
After CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang asked President Trump a question about his treatment of coronavirus testing as a global competition, Trump seemingly became irritated and shut down the presser altogether.
"You've said many times that the U.S. is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing," Jiang, who is a Chinese-American, began. "Why does that matter -- why is this a global competition to you if every day Americans are still losing their lives and we're still seeing more cases every day?"
Trump responded: "Well, they're losing their lives everywhere in the world. And maybe that's a question you should ask China. Don't ask me, ask China that question, okay? When you ask them that question, you may get a very unusual answer."
The president then attempted to move on to another question, calling upon CNN's Kaitlan Collins, but Jiang continued.
"Sir, why are you saying that to me specifically? That I should ask China?"
Trump insisted he was not suggesting this specifically to Jiang, saying, "I'm saying that to anybody who would ask a nasty question like that."
Then, when Collins approached the microphone to ask her question, Trump moved on to someone else. When Collins challenged him, saying he had called on her, Trump simply ended the briefing.