CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang Monday asked President Trump why he was comparing U.S. testing for the coronavirus to that of other countries.
“Why does that matter? Why is this a global competition to you if every day Americans are still losing their lives?” asked Jiang.
“They are losing their lives everywhere in the world,” Trump responded. “And maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me. Ask China that question, OK? When you ask them that question, you might get a very unusual answer.”
Jiang, who was born in China and raised in West Virginia, tried to ask why he was “specifically” telling her to ask China a question. Trump said it was a question for “anybody” and sought to move to another reporter. When a CNN reporter insisted on asking a question next, Trump ended the news conference.