Pres. Donald Trump angrily exits press conference after being challenged by female reporters
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President Donald Trump abruptly exits today's coronavirus task force briefing when he's challenged by a female reporter on testing.
President Donald Trump stormed out of a coronavirus press conference at the White House on Monday after becoming angry with two reporters, one who asked a question about testing, and another who didn’t get to ask a question at all.
The event in the Rose Garden was meant to give the president a chance to boast about the recent increases in testing, and Trump spoke and answered questions for nearly an hour.
The briefing got off to a bumpy start when the president misstated the dollar amount that would be allocated to states to help with testing. “We are sending $1 billion to American states, territories and tribes,” Trump announced, in what officials had told reporters would be a high-point of the event.
But those same officials said the amount would be $11 billion, not $1 billion. Moreover, the $11 billion was appropriated in the CARES Act passed by Congress and signed into law in April, calling into question why it was being held up almost three weeks later as a major success point.
A White House spokesman later confirmed to CNBC that the amount is in fact, $11 billion.
For the remainder of his remarks, the president ran through the numbers of personal protective equipment, ventilators and other essential gear that the U.S. has produced and distributed to fight the virus.
But it was in the question and answer session that tempers erupted.
At around 5:15 p.m., CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang asked Trump, “You have said many times that the U.S. is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing,” to which Trump said, “Yes.”
Jiang, who is Chinese American, continued, “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?”
“They’re losing their lives everywhere in the world,” Trump replied, “And maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me. Ask China that question, okay? If you ask them that question, you may get a very unusual answer.”
As Trump proceeded to call on another reporter, Jiang followed up. “Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically?”
“I’m not saying it specifically to anybody,” Trump responded, growing visibly irate. “I’m saying that to anyone who would ask a nasty question like that.”
“That’s not a nasty question,” Jiang insisted, but Trump had already moved on.
“Anyone else?” Trump said to the assembled reporters, before calling on CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, who was standing in line behind Jiang. “OK, yes, please go ahead, in the back,” he said.
Collins approached the microphone, “I have two questions,” she said.
“No, it’s ok,” Trump said, dismissing Collins, “we’ll go up here.”
“But you pointed to me, Mr. President, and I have two questions.”
“Next, next please,” Trump said, as he looked past Collins.
“But you called on me,” Collins protested.
“I did. And you didn’t respond, and now I’m calling on the other young lady in the back,” Trump said.
“But I just wanted to let my colleague finish,” Collins said, but Trump cut her off.
“Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much. appreciate it, thank you very much,” Trump said, and he turned and walked away.
The exchange was the latest in a series of bitter back-and-forths Trump has had with reporters since he started giving near daily press briefings on the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March.
On Tuesday morning, Trump claimed, without evidence, that “Chinese Americans are the most angry of all” about how the United States had been treated by China
In reality, however, making China into a scapegoat for the coronavirus outbreak has led to a spike in discrimination against Asian-Americans, ranging from harassment to hate crimes. In April, the Justice Department took note, and began working with Asian American groups to track and prosecute hate crimes against Asian Americans.
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  • Susan Gomez
    Susan Gomez

    What is he five, acts like one.

  • Mik madam
    Mik madam

    She asks why is it a competition and then says why me when trumps like ask CHINA. Lol

  • Cruze 80
    Cruze 80

    Chay nay.

  • Joey Micael
    Joey Micael

    Trump right ya know..ask china..they the one who cause this problem.eating bat...the only thing they dont eat is rock..goddamn..

  • my Dixie rekt
    my Dixie rekt

    "fake news" Trump said.

  • Dkyguy1995

    This guy doesn't seem aware that he's the President of the US. He keeps trying to pass the buck up the ladder but he's the top of the ladder he's supposed to be the one coming up with answers to questions. Just grow up

  • Ranny Trom
    Ranny Trom

    Ah, the asian race card.

  • Roger Nguyen
    Roger Nguyen

    When he can't answer...He says you are a fake news... Shame on him

  • Iam Cooper
    Iam Cooper

    The democrats and the left are dwindling, their party in complete chaos,..democrats are about to realize their biggest defeat in American political history, clearly the minority with their Presidential nominee an old senile dinosaur living in the fifties, where his racism was accepted, not a worry though, the useless cut out of a man is floundering, unable to form a sentence after a minute of speaking....The division Obama and Biden created in the US will not be forgotten.


    Needs to go out of the office and go take care of his bankrupt profiting bussiness

  • Gerald Williams
    Gerald Williams

    This man has no boundaries, no ethics, no sympathy and no idea what he is doing except to stir hate and discontent whenever he can. Obama said shortly after Trump was in office and starting to show who and what he was that, He was not responsible for Trump becoming President, but rather, it was some people's hatred of him that made Trump President. He went on to say that, Trump, as bad as he is, is not the reason for our problems in this country but rather, he is a symptom of the problems we currently have in this country.

  • jack ooi
    jack ooi

    May god bless America to have president behave like this. No standard, rude, not respect anyone including own citizens.

  • Cecy Nay
    Cecy Nay

    Why did he say that to her, specifically? Because she, specifically, asked a stupid question. And the Chinese government, specifically, has made a ridiculous mess. We are taking better care of those infected and better precautions to avoid further spread than other countries. We can't stop it completely 😂 Why would that be what you think the president is failing at? Also, being female had absolutely nothing to do with this, come on.

  • dt1111able

    I think people are making too much of an issue of gender here, Trump doesn't like being challenged full stop and hates the media, I don't think he'd treat "male" or "white" journalists any differently

  • 50_cal_sniper

    Reporter: why are you saying that to me specifically? Trump: maybe because you asked the question

  • euromo7

    Thumbs up if you noticed when trump called on the second reporter, she asked the first reported to follow up giving her more time. That’s why trump was like, peace out ✌🏼.

  • Srikanth Paniker
    Srikanth Paniker

    She loses it after a good 5 seconds. Love the reaction time. Shows how stupid these people are.

  • Ron Si
    Ron Si

    He totally showed him their ass. I love Trump!!

  • John Smith Sam
    John Smith Sam

    This is why we don't want feminist

  • life with aircrafts and trains
    life with aircrafts and trains

    i loved how she rolled her eyes at trumpet

  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama

    We live in interesting times.

  • sergio sahagun
    sergio sahagun

    He needs to be poisoned

  • Noe Berengena
    Noe Berengena

    It's a sad shame that the cameras didn't follow trump back inside. Do you suppose he slapped Pence around like a punching bag? Do you suppose he ripped up all the seat cushions in the Oval Office? Do you suppose he gulped down 8 Big Macs? He always comes off like a loser who wants people to bow to him.

  • Babli Kura
    Babli Kura


  • kloak

    Americans are lunatics for defending the owner of their circus lmao

  • James Smith
    James Smith

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="75">1:15</a> Scotty Kilmer, is that you?

  • Mellow Impressions
    Mellow Impressions

    Yes it’s nasty question ask to China

  • Joseph Franco
    Joseph Franco

    CNBC why dont you guys ever talk about all the great things Donald Trump has done for this great country? Always try and make him look bad anyway you can! You guys are very sad. I hope the people that still watch your channel realize you guys are full of crap. To anyone reading this please listen. If you want legit news just stick with fox news. They will at least try and give you accurate information. Trump is in fact making America great!

  • Tina Zeller
    Tina Zeller

    He is just a very rude man! Let's vote this sob out! Fast!

  • Premlal Jaisingh Bisukarma
    Premlal Jaisingh Bisukarma

    They dont know how to speak with respect with president

  • common-citizen

    Get it right Traitor CBNBC Enemy of the People . He's tired of dealing with the PC brand of idiot children you and your ilk seem to have such an affinity for. And we all know how you LOVE children.

  • Aryan Kaushik
    Aryan Kaushik

    specifically because you are a chinese bot.

  • Mona Martinez
    Mona Martinez

    Trump needs to leave the White House and should not be president

  • Danny Cartagena
    Danny Cartagena

    All the more reason to get rid of him... 😤 😠 😤 😡 😤 😠 😤 😡 😤 😠 😤


    I love watching the FAKE NEWS MEDIA having a meltdown 😂

    • Bob Bobber
      Bob Bobber

      How is that fake news?

  • doliio volay
    doliio volay

    I presume CNBC thinks male reporters are normal and female reporters aren't, hence the need to specify gender.

  • sebastian langley
    sebastian langley

    Wow, i was wondering how you would spin this against him, lol you should be ashamed of yourself.

    • Bob Bobber
      Bob Bobber

      His answer made no sense.

  • misolou fout
    misolou fout

    Moral of the Story: ASK CHINA

  • Antonio Bocanegra
    Antonio Bocanegra

    He can talk to the press the way he wants but acts likes a baby when things don't go his way i wish he loses he's nuts

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay


  • Alex

    This happened on Trump's Watch United States Coronavirus Cases: 1,700,541 Deaths: 99,684

  • Johnny Dre
    Johnny Dre

    *SEsoft asks survey question before start of video* Me: <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="23">0:23</a>

  • ssc ssc
    ssc ssc

    Don't like Trump?? Please move to CHYNA why dont' you all, and collect your unemployment checks there.

  • karla newman
    karla newman

    He didn't leave "angrily". He left because the child was out of line. He left in a very gentlemanly way

  • lolluzz vichu
    lolluzz vichu

    why americans still hold on him..??? i guess this president not a president anymore..!!!

    • Bob Bobber
      Bob Bobber

      Check the comments. There is an insane amount of people defending him still for some reason...

  • janiceonlyb2st

    This is the response of someone who is irresponsible and incompetent. You can blame China all you want but the fact of the matter is that you were complacent and failed to take action early on. This is why your people are suffering.

  • bodoti qwiu
    bodoti qwiu

    Moral of the Story: ASK CHINA

    • Bob Bobber
      Bob Bobber

      @dolimi jotoo The question was: why does the fact that the USA got more tests in the world matter? Answer: Ask china. That make any sense. A lot of answer could be give... like: More tests mean more prevention around people tested positive, so we can slow the disease as possible etc, etc... But no, he just randomly blame china. This is like I ask you why you did an action and would answer: 2+2 = 4 He also lost his self control and decided to leave early.

    • dolimi jotoo
      dolimi jotoo

      Just curious, wht part of tht ans is wrong?

  • thetruth6872

    She needs to get back in the kitchen

    • dolimi jotoo
      dolimi jotoo

      And you are fake news.

  • Kathleen Earsman
    Kathleen Earsman

    What a twit he is!

  • Luke Gibson Sr
    Luke Gibson Sr

    Awesome the way he shuts them down

    • bodoti qwiu
      bodoti qwiu

      I don't think gender plays a part in here and the question does not make sense at all. People are losing their life everyday. I think a better question is what can he do to

  • Adewale Adeyeni
    Adewale Adeyeni

    trump different

  • La Buck
    La Buck

    Only thing Fake news shills challenge are their OWN intellectual honesty

  • Just Be You
    Just Be You

    Here’s my question, “Who is a good person to run on any party in 2020?

  • Kevi Rud
    Kevi Rud

    "" Sir why are you saying that to me? Because ""You"" asked the question.! Hed of been accused of ignoring a Chinese Asian looking women had he not answered you- and called a racist Yes? Was that your plan.... imop Yes You didnt like the answer-- Old rule in courts -- Never ask a question unless your sure of the answer. Chinese lady youv made a fool of yourself + shown you appear a nasty person Maybe thats a DNA thing-

  • Raidenator666


  • Linda S
    Linda S


  • Raymundo Gonzalez
    Raymundo Gonzalez


  • Sam Boardman
    Sam Boardman

    I dont support trump, but he openly dislikes China for all of this so the reporter lady didn't need to try and make it about her.

  • Sabawhite 10
    Sabawhite 10

    He knew she was going to play the race card. Even tho the Corona virus is directly connected to china race wasn't the reason he said china

    • abbsnn cose
      abbsnn cose

      Wtf dude xD you would rarely rarely see this kind of things happening in India 😂

  • 香吉骑士精神


    • abbsnn cose
      abbsnn cose

      Well done for electing him is all I can say. Dimwits

  • Send Info Here
    Send Info Here

    we need a intervention to get this man out

  • Declan O'Cuidighthigh
    Declan O'Cuidighthigh

    And you are fake news.

  • leong

    Just curious, wht part of tht ans is wrong?

  • jiemin lu
    jiemin lu


  • Midnight Turbo Foxy
    Midnight Turbo Foxy

    Damn America is so darn cocky sometimes 😑

    • nieooj gotoy
      nieooj gotoy

      I wish Donald trump had corona virus

  • Kitchen Discovery
    Kitchen Discovery

    I don't think gender plays a part in here and the question does not make sense at all. People are losing their life everyday. I think a better question is what can he do to preventing more people from dying besides testing. It is not a competition for testing. That's what they should do at the first place.

    • nieooj gotoy
      nieooj gotoy

      She is an invalid

  • amelia mafi
    amelia mafi

    I hatw how they put female reporter than just reporter as if donald trump was sexist, yes i know that donald is a jerk but he isnt sexist

  • Lavalea Seu-Leota
    Lavalea Seu-Leota

    There you go America, he has just turn his back on you to !!!! Bloody rude...

  • Eff dees
    Eff dees

    Why is he even president? He seems to hate the job

    • Dan M
      Dan M

      Because lots of very very stupid people voted for him. I don't think he has enough intelligence to hate anything. A river stone hates more things that Trump is capable of. How he's still POTUS after this long is bewildering.

  • Debbie Vaniter
    Debbie Vaniter

    Not a chance

  • Mustafa Alsaedy
    Mustafa Alsaedy

    Is she can ask china presidentlike that way??

  • Jesus

    as Jesus Christ myself the human form of my father we do not claim this one

  • oiuet souiu
    oiuet souiu

    Well done for electing him is all I can say. Dimwits

  • PàntheR

    Wtf dude xD you would rarely rarely see this kind of things happening in India 😂

  • Paul from Japan
    Paul from Japan

    These reporters are quite annoying

    • oiuet souiu
      oiuet souiu

      candidate for such an important job???

  • Jimmy Cline
    Jimmy Cline

    You ask, why does it matter? Because 30 million Americans have lost their jobs, quote” 90k Americans have died” un quote, from this virus and that’s exactly where it came from! So ask China about the American deaths, not Trump he didn’t bring this virus here! Man you guys are wacko!

  • Homeo Hall
    Homeo Hall

    2 women Reporters are disappointed! Isn't it courteous behavior from an elected public official!

  • Hidden facts
    Hidden facts

    Why does the gender matter?

  • jon silveira
    jon silveira

    She is an invalid

  • Leo Skogseth 2
    Leo Skogseth 2

    I wish Donald trump had corona virus

  • Bangla Hacks
    Bangla Hacks

    he is mad , bad man and horroble guy.