It’s such a shame we don’t have a White House press pool that really cares about the facts and getting the truth out to the American people. Sparks were flying On Monday after an Asian reporter from CBS became obnoxious and suggested the president was a “racist.” That’s when President Donald Trump instantly made her regret it. You’ll love this.
The White House press pool has become a total laughingstock made up of ego-driven reporters who are determined to make President Trump look bad. One of the biggest rules of unbiased journalism is the reporter should never become the story, and that’s one rule CBS reporter Weijia Jiang breaks almost every time she is permitted to ask a question.
President Trump has done a phenomenal job of handling the pandemic. During his presser on Monday, CBS reporter Weijia Jiang began by asking Trump why he repeatedly boasted that the United States was leading the world in testing.
Jiang was rude and combative. She also blamed Trump for people dying across the United States.
“You say the U.S. is doing better than any other country in testing,” Jiang said. “Why does that matter? Why is this a global competition to you when every day Americans are still losing their lives, and we are still seeing more cases every day?”
“Well, they’re losing their lives everywhere in the world. And maybe that’s a question you should ask China,” Trump told Jiang. “Don’t ask me, ask China, okay? When you ask them, you may get a very unusual answer.”
Trump then selected CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins for a question, but Collins deferred to Jiang for a followup question. The two reporters were kind of like a tag team to bully the president.
That prompted Jiang to suggest that the president was being racist by telling her to “ask China,” as she was an Asian American.
“Sir, why are you saying that to me specifically?” Jiang continued.
“I’m not saying it specifically to anybody,” Trump replied. “I’m saying it to anybody who would ask a nasty question.”
“That’s not a nasty question,” Jiang replied.
Of course, it was a nasty question. The CBS reporter was trying to play “gotcha” with Trump.
Trump then selected another reporter, but Collins protested like a baby, noting that the president had selected her to ask a question.
“I have two questions … you pointed to me, I have two questions Mr. President, you called on me,” Collins said.
Trump noted that she did not respond when he selected her and he was moving on. Trump frequently skips White House reporters who try to defer to their colleagues for a followup question in a press conference, as it disrupts the flow of the press conference.
Plus, the president has to treat these leftwing activist reporters like children. He can’t reward bad behavior.
“Sorry, I just wanted to let my colleague finish, but can I ask a question please,” Collins replied. “You called on me.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much,” Trump said as he immediately ended the presser. The president made it crystal clear to the press pool: I don’t need you—you need me.
CNN’s Collins also has a history of making press conferences about herself through her often combative approach in interacting with the president, which is about creating conflict rather than getting relevant information from the administration.
A couple of weeks ago, Collins had a similar exchange with Trump.
After Trump answered a question from Collins about the situation regarding North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Collins repeatedly interrupted the president as he tried to call on other reporters.
“So can I ask you a question?” Collins shouted.
“No, that’s enough,” Trump responded. “No, that’s enough.”
“But that wasn’t my question,” Collins continued.
“The problem is you don’t like the trust, so as far as I’m concerned I want to go to the next person,” Trump responded.
Collins repeatedly continued to rudely interrupt the press briefing until Trump shutdown the reporter, saying, “CNN is fake news. Don’t talk to me.”
President Trump’s press conferences are like a battlefield. The press pool, by and large, is made up of mainstream reporters who have their marching orders: destroy Trump at all costs.
According to a poll, 72 percent of Americans say “traditional outlets report news they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading.”
Still, we have seen the president host these pressers knowing he is facing vipers that will twist his words and conjure reports that have nothing to do with the truth. The mainstream reporters are only damaging themselves, even more, when they pull a disgusting stunt on live TV.