What‚Äôs the deal with CBS sending raging harpies to Trump‚Äôs pressers? Sheesh. You‚Äôd think they‚Äôd have learned their lesson when they sent Paula Reid in and she became ‚Äėthe story‚Äô for days ‚Ä¶ but nope. Weijia Jiang took her opportunity to ask Trump a question during Sunday‚Äôs presser to basically pick a fight with the president.
Guess how that worked out for her?
President Trump asks @CBSNews reporter how many cases and deaths there were in the U.S. when he restricted travel with China.
She did not know the answer. pic.twitter.com/OLSGTBu8NH
‚ÄĒ Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 19, 2020
If you‚Äôre going to push Trump you better know the facts before you get there because otherwise he will chew you up and spit you out.
Which is exactly what happened here.
She embarrassed herself
‚ÄĒ Mandy ‚ėēūü¶čūüáļūüáł (@SpringSteps) April 19, 2020
Then she somehow managed to see Benny Johnson‚Äôs tweet and doubled down which went almost as well as her arguing with Trump.
There was no widespread testing then, and there is no widespread testing now. That‚Äôs why the President did not have an answer to his own question.
As for how many cases in the U.S. it takes to spread the #coronavirus?
‚ÄĒ Weijia Jiang (@weijia) April 20, 2020
They never learn.
New York Officials pic.twitter.com/RyuFOBuvoS
‚ÄĒ Steph (@steph93065) April 20, 2020
Perhaps you should do a thoroughly researched piece on the US industrial capacity for producing these tests & how a test for a new virus gets developed and produced.
But that would require actual, thorough research.
‚ÄĒ (((WitCoHE))) (@E__Strobel) April 20, 2020
Maybe if the media started asking Trump real questions during these pressers instead of just trying to score cheap, political points?
The question to you from @POTUS was how many cases were identified in the U.S. at the time period you asked? You can try and change the phrasing so your smart ass answer appeases you but that's the fact! @CBSNews is now a gossip column! ūüáļūüáł @WhiteHouse @PressSec
‚ÄĒ tim ahearn (@AhearnTim) April 20, 2020
It‚Äôs gotten pretty bad.
They all have.
Are you stupid or just a liar?
The U.S. only had 100 coronavirus cases before March 1
The U.S. has now tested well over 4 million people, more than any other country on earth
Also, why have you still not said who the White House official was who said "Kung flu" to you? https://t.co/2k6jBjujD7
‚ÄĒ Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 20, 2020
‚ÄĒ Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) April 20, 2020
‚ÄĒ Tryxie (@tryxie1010) April 20, 2020
All the oof.
He‚Äôs answered this in literally ever presser.
This is what happens when you go in there as an activist instead of a journalist
‚ÄĒ ūüćÄO‚ÄôDhonnabhainūü¶Č (@ODhonnabhain) April 20, 2020
‚ÄĒ Mingo Mango (@mingomango14) April 20, 2020
Bless your heart.
‚ÄĒ Patsy Jones (@pjones59) April 20, 2020