President Donald Trump walked out on his media briefing on Monday after reporters implied that he was answering a question about the coronavirus in a racist manner.
The interaction followed upon a question from Weijia Jiang from CBS News. Jiang is an Asian American.
“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 this a global competition to you if every day Americans are still losing their lives and we are still seeing more cases?” Jiang asked.
“Well, they’re losing their lives every day in the world, maybe that’s a question you should ask China,” the president responded.
“Don’t ask me, ask China that question OK? When you ask them that question you may get a very unusual answer!” he added.
The president tried to take another question, but Jiang interrupted.
“Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically,” she asked, “that I should ask China?”
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Author: Carlos Garcia