On Monday, President Donald Trump's coronavirus press briefing came to an abrupt halt after he demanded CBS reporter Weijia Jiang "ask China" why so many Americans were dying of COVID-19 — and stormed out after Jiang demanded to know why he had ordered the Chinese-American reporter in the room to answer for China.
Twitter commenters instantly blew up over the altercation, and slammed the president for his behavior.
" Very, very ugly ending to that one hour appearance by the President in the Rose Garden" https://t.co/yiBtbIWkpF— Oliver Darcy (@Oliver Darcy)1589231925.0
Holy Hell! Weijia Jiang just took on tRump!— Lynn Dewey : Grandma Ninja Pixie (@Lynn Dewey : Grandma Ninja Pixie)1589231902.0
Why is no one focusing on the blatant racism that just occurred at the WH briefing @CNN @Yamiche @jaketapper… https://t.co/uVr5yguaFz— Renucks (@Renucks)1589232812.0
Another disgraceful, racist, temper tantrum by Trump b/c he was asked a pointed question by @weijia Classy move b… https://t.co/G7ohhhpDQR— Tara Setmayer (@Tara Setmayer)1589232648.0
@Murp1953Tim @RN_DNP_CRNP_MPH Trump: “Don’t ask me. Ask China”. Why ask China? Xi isn’t the president of the Unit… https://t.co/m7mijdYtAu— Living in Fear Since 1619 (@Living in Fear Since 1619)1589232644.0