Doubtlessly implying some kind of racist motive, Asian-American reported Weijia Jiang dropped her face mask and screamed at President Trump this afternoon in the White House Rose Garden, forcing an early ending to the press event.
Towards the end of the presser – the first in a week – President Trump called on CBS’s Weijia Jiang who asked the President why he was treating coronavirus testing as a competition between countries.
.@weijia: Why is this a global competition to you when Americans are losing their lives every day?
TRUMP: Maybe that's a question you should ask China.
WEIJA: Why are you saying that to me, specifically?
TRUMP: I'm saying it to anybody who would ask a nasty question like that. pic.twitter.com/hokJOXASh8
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 11, 2020
The President had never implied it was a competition, but had repeatedly put the U.S.’s number one in testing status into context with other countries.
Nevertheless, Jiang – the same reporter who alleged a White House staffer used the phrase “Kung Flu” but quickly went silent when she was asked to reveal who – attempted to excoriate him and the White House Task Force for daring to place the U.S. at #1.
“Why is this a global competition to you when Americans are losing their lives every day?” asked Jiang.
POTUS rebuked her: “Maybe that’s a question you should ask China,” he began to reply.
China is known to have hidden the outbreak of the coronavirus early on, leading to many unnecessary deaths in the West. Jiang, however, chose to deflect from China and instead have a meltdown on the White House lawn.
“Why are you saying that to me, specifically?” she cried, to which the President responded: “I’m saying it to anybody who would ask a nasty question like that.”
At that moment the President tries to move on, only to be told by CNN’s Kaitlin Collins that she too was waiting for Trump to answer to Jiang’s outburst.
At this point Jiang dangerously dropped her face mask and began shouting across the lawn in the President’s direction.
It was at this point the presser was brought to a close.
Thanks victim-wannabe Jiang, and of course a special mention for CCPNN.