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Trump Shuts Down Coronavirus Press Conference After Reporters Start Asking 'Nasty' Questions [w/Video]
Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2020 | Julio Rosas

Posted on 05/11/2020 3:50:04 PM PDT by jazusamo

President Trump was in no mood for gotcha questions during Monday's press conference in the Rose Garden. Trump was first asked by CBS White House correspondent Weijia Jiang why he views the ability to test people for the Wuhan coronavirus as a "global competition" as people in America are "still losing their lives" every day.

"You have said many times that the U.S. Is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing. 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?" Jiang asked.

"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 asked them that question, you make it a very unusual answer," Trump replied.

Jiang, who is originally from China, then asked, "Sir, why are you saying that to me specifically?"

"I'm not saying it specifically to anybody. I’m saying that to anyone who would ask a nasty question like that," Trump replied.

Jiang insisted she did not ask a nasty question.

"Why does it matter," she pressed.

Trump then did not want to answer questions from CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins after calling on her, with Collins pushing back.

"I have two questions, but you pointed to me," Collins said. "But you called on me."

"I did and you didn't respond and now I'm calling on the young lady in the back," Trump said.

With Collins continuing to protest, Trump then decided to end the press conference and walk away from the podium.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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Good for POTUS!
1 posted on 05/11/2020 3:50:04 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Actually, no.

It was when one reporter asked a question out if turn and then another reporter refused to wait her turn to ask a question.


2 posted on 05/11/2020 3:52:23 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: jazusamo

Hmmm. Keep inviting folks over who constantly toss their food on the floor and sooner or later you’re done with that. Start pulling some credentials and watch them have a hissy fit.


3 posted on 05/11/2020 3:52:45 PM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: jazusamo

If they get too emboldened the next session will include: “Mr. President I have here a question submitted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for me to ask you today.”


4 posted on 05/11/2020 3:52:48 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,harvesting,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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To: jazusamo

What a bunch news fools.


5 posted on 05/11/2020 3:53:11 PM PDT by existentially_kuffer
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To: jazusamo

The media is out of control. Which is to say: the media is no longer in control.

They don’t like this particular new world order. They prefer the old New World Order.


6 posted on 05/11/2020 3:53:58 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: jazusamo

Saw it. This is why Trump will win reelection. He doesn’t take crap. He has broken the GOP out of its “designated loser” status, and finally called out for all the world to see that “news” organizations like CBS are little more than the propaganda arm of the Democratic party.


7 posted on 05/11/2020 3:54:25 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: jazusamo

Saw it. This is why Trump will win reelection. He doesn’t take crap. He has broken the GOP out of its “designated loser” status, and finally called out for all the world to see that “news” organizations like CBS are little more than the propaganda arm of the Democratic party.


8 posted on 05/11/2020 3:54:26 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: jazusamo

These people are jackals and the country is getting a good view of just how nasty and unprofessional they are.


10 posted on 05/11/2020 3:54:37 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: jazusamo

End press conferences completely and just make addresses by television and radio.


11 posted on 05/11/2020 3:55:49 PM PDT by Arcadian Empire
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To: irishjuggler

I couldn’t agree more.


12 posted on 05/11/2020 3:56:16 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo
“Why did you ask me that question?”

Unprofessional reporters need to be removed and not let back in. This isn't a game.

13 posted on 05/11/2020 3:56:22 PM PDT by Vision (Obama corrupted, sought to weaken and fundamentally change America; he didn't plan on being stopped.)
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To: jazusamo

“The media” is using brainwashed schoolgirls as their maoist shock-troops.


14 posted on 05/11/2020 3:56:23 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: rktman

That’s precisely what I told my wife when we saw that.


15 posted on 05/11/2020 3:56:46 PM PDT by sauropod (Quarantine is when you restrict sick people, tyranny is when you restrict healthy people.)
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To: jazusamo

She’s the one who made up the story of a White House official calling it Kung Fu virus “to my face”.


16 posted on 05/11/2020 3:57:15 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: dp0622

Somebody needs to remove that post. Too bad you said it in the first place. Calling out someone based on racial physical characteristics is the sign of a low intellect.


17 posted on 05/11/2020 3:57:16 PM PDT by webheart (Coronavirus, I give up. Come get me.)
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To: jazusamo

He didn’t close it down because of the “nasty” question, he closed it down because the two -itches wanted to argue with him. He answered the first question but the CBS -itch didn’t like it and the CNN -itch didn’t respond to Trump calling on her and then wanted to argue about it. Trump was right on and actually gave them both more time and attention than they deserved. I wish he had answered the first one’s question about it being a competition on testing with: it is not a competition but I have to continue to put out the truth about testing since you and the rest of the fake media are constantly lying to the American people.


18 posted on 05/11/2020 3:57:30 PM PDT by falcon99 (qu)
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To: jazusamo

while I would like to hear from our president, i can’t blame him for suspending these press conferences as long as the media wants to turn them into stupid circuses

they can and should ask useful, meaningful, probing even questions. not this kind of junque


19 posted on 05/11/2020 3:57:35 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they’re excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: jazusamo

When did anyone ask Hussein a nasty or tough question? The media sycophants were too busy serving up softballs to the phony.


20 posted on 05/11/2020 3:58:22 PM PDT by immadashell (Save Innocent Lives - ban gun free zones)
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