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brief encounter?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 11, 2020 04:58PM
.....after being irritated by question by CBS report.....an asian woman......



....President Donald Trump abruptly ended a coronavirus press briefing on Monday after he was challenged by an Asian American reporter for CBS News why he told her to “ask China” about coronavirus testing.

Weijia Jiang asked Trump why he was emphasizing that the U.S. was doing 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 every day?” she asked.

“Well, they are losing their lives everywhere in the world,” Trump said. “Maybe that is a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me. Ask China that question. When you ask China that question you may get a very unusual answer.”

The president then called on CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, who was walking to the microphone before Jiang then said, “Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically?”

“I am not saying it specifically to anybody. I am saying it to anybody who would ask a nasty question like that,” Trump said.

“That is not a nasty question,” Jiang objected.

Then Trump tried to call on someone else, before Collins said, “But you pointed to me. … You called on me.”

Trump then said, “I did, and you didn’t respond, and I am now calling on the young lady in the back.”

She then tried to ask her question before Trump wrapped up the briefing.

Jiang was born in China but immigrated to West Virginia when she was two years old. In March, she said that an unidentified White House official called the coronavirus the “kung flu.” Trump and other administration officials at the time were referring to the virus as the “China virus.”

The briefing, held in the Rose Garden, was Trump’s first since April 27........




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Re: a brief.....briefing?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 11, 2020 05:00PM
Trump ends the briefing on a very sour note.

Asked by CBS White House Correspondent Weijia Jiang why he is so fixated on comparing the US’ testing capability to other countries as opposed to focusing on the lag that still exists her, Trump snapped: “Maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me, ask China that question, ok?”

He then called on CNN’s Kaitlan Collins who ceded the mic to Jiang so that she could ask her follow-up. Jiang, who is Asian-American, replied to Trump: “Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically, that I should ask China.”

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

Collins then tries to ask her question and Trump skips her. He then refuses to take anymore questions and leaves the podium.
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Re: a brief.....briefing?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: PeterB
Date: May 11, 2020 05:36PM
The Trump Virus has clearly addled his brain. I saw the exchange on TV tonight and it was appalling, completely unprofessional and unpresidential.




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Re: a brief.....briefing?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 11, 2020 05:45PM
He wouldn't have rented an apartment to her, either.
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Re: a brief.....briefing?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: May 11, 2020 05:47PM
He’s an utter child.

Right until the last moment he continued to contradict what his own people said, literally seconds before, by saying anyone who wants a test can get a test.

And again with the temper tantrum dealing with simple questions from the press. At least this time it sounds like he got pushback from both the CBS reporter and the last reporter he called on who tried to throw it back to the reporter he skipped over.
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Re: a brief.....briefing?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: May 11, 2020 06:18PM
That'll show 'em!



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Re: a brief.....briefing?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 11, 2020 06:31PM
His followers are racists. They'll think she was being rude, making a stink over nothing.



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Re: a brief.....briefing?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: May 11, 2020 06:49PM
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PeterB
completely unprofessional and unpresidential.


Par for the course, then.
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Re: brief encounter?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: bfd
Date: May 11, 2020 07:35PM
At least the reporter pushed back. We need to see more of that. We need to see his feet held to the fire, until his sputtering Cheeto azz turns to a nasty shade.



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Re: brief encounter?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: steve...
Date: May 11, 2020 09:16PM
And what's with Obamagate that he's trying to promote? More hate & diversion.




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Re: brief encounter?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 11, 2020 10:22PM
Just hoping to set a narrative for the election.
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Re: brief encounter?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: Z
Date: May 12, 2020 02:01AM
His Obama gate tantrum was the dictionary definition of bullshitting. He managed to astound me with this particular show of cravenness.
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Re: brief encounter?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 12, 2020 02:23AM
Take away the cravenness and what's left?
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Re: brief encounter?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: May 12, 2020 06:41AM
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RgrF
Take away the cravenness and what's left?

A sorry excuse mass murder pretending to be a human being.
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Re: brief encounter?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: May 12, 2020 04:45PM
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steve...
And what's with Obamagate that he's trying to promote? More hate & diversion.


I don't know, but I'm not gonna vote for Obama in November!
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Re: brief encounter?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: May 13, 2020 10:33AM
Buck is right - there is a continuing theme of anger and hatred on this side of the forum. There’s damned good reason for it, though. The behavior of our leader is deplorable, immature, racist, narcissistic, dangerous, and divisive. When 40% of the population seem to have no problem with this, how are we supposed to feel?



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Re: brief encounter?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: bfd
Date: May 13, 2020 03:33PM
Maybe standing around on street corners and state capitol buildings - not to mention barber shops - armed with a rifles and shotguns would help the anti-Dumbf cause…

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Re: brief encounter?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 13, 2020 04:30PM
State regulators on Wednesday suspended the license of a 77-year-old Michigan barber who insisted on cutting hair despite an order to stay closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

I'd drag out the adage There's no fool like an old fool but that would strike a bit close to home
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Re: brief encounter?!.....Trump ends today's press briefing early.....
Posted by: AllGold
Date: May 13, 2020 11:56PM
In case you non-locals didn't know, the Owosso, Michigan barber opening his shop was a stunt to make money. He's making way more from his GoFundMe campaign (I think $20K so far) than he would have made from unemployment even with the $600 PUA extra.



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