By Amechi Idumuebor, For Agenda Watchdog, May 12, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – President Donald Trump has accused the ‘lamestream’ media of conspiring together to undermine him after he shared heated exchanges with two reporters at a Monday press briefing before storming off stage.
During the press conference, Trump was asked by CBS News’ Weija Jiang why he sees COVID-19 testing as a global competition when 80,000 Americans have so far died from the deadly virus.
‘Maybe that’s a question you should ask China,’ Trump told Jiang, who is Chinese-American. ‘Don’t ask me. Ask China that question, OK?’
The president then called on CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, but Jiang interjected to ask Trump: ‘Why are you saying that to me specifically?’
‘I’m telling you,’ Trump replied. ‘I’m not saying it specifically to anybody. I’m saying it to anybody that asks a nasty question.’
Jiang protested there was nothing ‘nasty’ about what she was asking, but a second inquiry as to why she was specifically told to ‘ask China’ went unanswered by the president.
When Collins then approached the microphone to ask her own set of questions, the president interrupted her, telling her ‘No, it’s okay,’ and instructed a different reporter to step forward.
Collins then shared a back-and-forth of her own with Trump, prompting the president to abruptly end the press conference and walk off stage.
Referencing the tense chain of events on Twitter late Monday evening, the president accused the two reporters of conspiring together to sabotage the briefing.
‘The Lamestream Media is truly out of control, Trump blasted on Twitter. ‘Look how they work (conspire!) together. They are the Enemy of the People, but don’t worry, we will WIN in November!’