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Trump abruptly ends press conference after spat with journalists

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President Donald Trump had yet another combative press conference which he brought to an abrupt end on Monday. Trump during the White House news conference had a heated exchange with reporters Weijia Jiang of CBS News and Kaitlan Collins of CNN.

To a question by Jiang on why the president was putting so much emphasis on the number of coronavirus tests being conducted in the United States and how it was a competition if American still continued to die due to the disease, Trump said the reporter should put forth this question to China.

“They’re losing their lives everywhere in the world. And maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me. Ask China that question,” Trump told the reporter, who was born in Xiamen, China and emigrated to the United States at the age of 2.

Agency reports said the journalists Jiang questioned Trump as to why he was saying that specifically to her to which he said he will say that to anyone who asks a nasty question.

He then asked a CNN journalist to ask a question and then brushed her off before calling the news conference to an abrupt end.