Trump berates Yamiche Alcindor of ‘PBS NewsHour’ at coronavirus briefing

“Mr. President, I have two questions,” she said. “The first is you’ve said repeatedly that you think that some of the equipment that governors are requesting they don’t actually need. You said New York might not need 30,000 …”

Trump didn’t let her finish.

“I didn’t say that,” he said.

“You said it on Sean Hannity’s Fox News,” Alcindor responded, accurately.

Alcindor, who is a black woman, tried to finish her question, but Trump interrupted again: “Look, let me tell you something. Be nice. Don’t be threatening. Be nice.”

Trump’s reaction to Alcindor’s question recalled past incidents in which the president has cast black female reporters as “stupid,” “a loser” and “racist.”

On March 13, when Alcindor asked whether the suspension of the White House pandemic office slowed the country’s response to the coronavirus, Trump called it a “nasty question.

He got personal again Sunday with Alcindor, making what he seemed to consider disparaging comments about her career.

“Excuse me,” said the president at one point, “you didn’t hear me, that’s why you used to work for The Times and now you work for somebody else,” a reference to the New York Times and “PBS NewsHour.”

The president didn’t call on Alcindor to ask a second question, even though she had told him she had a follow-up.

But a few minutes later, in a display of professional support, CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond handed the microphone back to the “NewsHour” journalist so she could ask Trump which public health experts supported his claims that more people would die from the economic impact of social distancing than from coronavirus infections. Trump didn’t give any names.

Trump berates Yamiche Alcindor of ‘PBS NewsHour’ at coronavirus briefing – The Washington Post

An this is the racist, incompetent, narcissist who  a significant minority in this country supports no matter what.

We wouldn’t be in this mess if he wasn’t in the White House.

Your friends and family who support this monster will be culpable in THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS of deaths before this is over. Blood is already on their hands from so many things but if this doesn’t bring it into focus for them, nothing ever will.


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