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By Vinershea | May 12, 2020 09:42 AM

US President Donald Trump angrily and abruptly ended his recent COVID-19 press briefing at The White House after getting into a heated exchange of words with an Asian-American reporter.

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The woman was from CBS News and has been identified as Weijia Jiang. During the press briefing, she asked Trump why he continued to insist that the US was doing better than other countries when it comes to testing. 

“Why does that matter?” the reporter queried. “Why is this a global competition to you if every day Americans are still losing their lives and we are still seeing more cases every day? She added. 

To which Trump retorted saying, “Well, they are losing their lives everywhere in the world. Maybe that is a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me. Ask China that question. When you ask China that question you may get a very unusual answer.”

Immediately, then the US President called on another reporter, Kaitlan Collins of CNN, but she was interrupted as Jiang said; “Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically?” To which the president replied saying, “I am not saying it specifically to anybody. I am saying it to anybody who would ask a nasty question like that.”

Soon after that the CBS correspondent pointed out saying, “That is not a nasty question.” He then moved on to another reporter as Jiang continued to press him about his response.

When the woman tried to ask her question repeatedly, Trump abruptly ended the press conference and walked back into the White House.

Minutes after the briefing ended, social media was quick to come out in support of Jiang, with the hashtag #StandWithWeijiaJiang which was soon trending on Twitter.

This was not the first time where Trump, has lashed out at reporters or been rude. He has often locked horns with journalists during his coronavirus press briefings.

Looking at the COVID-19 rise and spike, there are more than 80,000 people who have died in the US from the coronavirus pandemic and more than 1.3 million cases reported.

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