Trump's Bully Pulpit Backfires
Donald Trump tries to bully a young woman journalist, Weijia Yang, who asks him perfectly reasonable questions about his handling the Coronavirus pandemic.
Weijia Yang was also present at a previous White House press briefing where Trump's ultra thin skin was also on display.
So does Donald have a problem with intelligent, able young women who don't see the old goat as a catch?
At Thursday’s White House health crisis press briefing, Jared Kushner spoke and said at one point, “The notion of the federal stockpile was it’s supposed to be our stockpile. It’s not supposed to be states’ stockpiles that they then use.”
The comment caused some confusion and some puzzlement, as it raised the question of whether the federal government was for some reason holding back its reserve of medical equipment in the midst of a national emergency.
One day later CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang asked President Donald Trump directly about that and what exactly Kushner meant by that.
The president immediately called it a “gotcha,” saying “‘our’ means the United States of America.”
He added, “The federal government needs it too, not just the states. …As example, we have 10,000 ventilators and we are going to rock with those ventilators, and we are going to bring them to various areas of the country that need them.
It’s such a basic simple question and you try and make it sound so bad. You ought to be ashamed of yourself. … Don’t make it sound bad. You just asked your question in a very nasty tone.”
She also tried to ask him why, in the wake of Kushner’s comment, the Strategic National Stockpile website was changed to more clearly mirror his comments. But Trump went on to another question.