Trump Ends Virus Briefing by Telling CBS News’s Weijia Jiang to ‘Go Ask China’

Date: 2020-05-11 22:15:01

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President Trump abruptly ended a coronavirus news conference shortly after an exchange with Weijia Jiang, a reporter for CBS News who was born in China. Jiang noted that Trump has repeatedly boasted that the U.S. now leads the world in the number of coronavirus tests performed and asked him, “Why does that matter? Why is this a global competition to you if every day Americas are still losing their lives and we’re still seeing more cases?”

“They’re losing their lives everywhere in the world and maybe that’s a question you should go ask China,” Trump said. “Don’t ask me, ask China that question, okay?”

Jiang responded: “Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically, that I should ask China?”

“I’m telling you,” Trump said. “I’m not saying it specifically to anybody. I’m saying it to anybody that would ask a nasty question like that.”

Trump left the Rose Garden after the next reporter he called on, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, deferred to Jiang to continue her questions.
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