FLASHBACK: Trump Twice Told a Reporter in 2019 to 'Ask China'

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus during a press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House Monday

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus during a press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House Monday

Trump characterized CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang's question about his insistence on framing each country's response to the coronavirus in terms of competition as a "nasty question".

United States President Donald Trump ended his press briefing on the Covid-19 situation in the country abruptly on Monday after sparring with two journalists.

Asian-Americans took to social media to call out the president's comments, with USA congressman Ted Lieu accusing him of "dividing our nation". So when Weijia Jiang, a White House correspondent for CBS News, asked the President why he constantly emphasises that the USA is doing better than any other country in coronavirus testing when more than 80,000 Americans have died. Why this global competition, when we see that Americans are losing their lives everyday?

"Don't ask me, ask China that question", Mr Trump responded. When you ask them that question, you may get a very unusual answer."Donald Trump Asks US Supreme Court Justices to Bar Demands for Taxes, Bank Records".

President Trump tried to end the topic by moving on to another reporter but Jiang kept seeking his response.

To this, Trump said: "I am not saying it specifically to anybody". He then told the Chinese-born, Asian-American journalist that her question was "nasty" and repeatedly told her to "ask China" in a non-answer.

"I have two questions", Ms Collins said. "Why does it matter?"

The president then tried to move on to a third reporter, who paused to allow Collins (the second reporter, if you're getting mixed up here), to ask her question.

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Following his evening address to the nation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson released a document outlining specifics of a new plan to tackle the novel coronavirus.

During the press conference, Trump's presidential election opponent, Joe Biden, tweeted: "Donald Trump and his team seem to understand how critical testing is to their own safety". Trump then ended the briefing abruptly and walked away.

Kaitlan Collins: "But you pointed to me".

"President Trump tells @nypost I am nothing like 50′s American archetypal mom Donna Reed".

The US will pass 10 million tests this week, almost double the number of any other country.

"And you didn't respond, and now I'm calling on the young lady in the back".

"We've prevailed on testing", Trump said. In March, Jiang insinuated racial animus from a White House official who referred to COVID-19 as "Kung-Flu", but refused to name the official.

During the Rose Garden event, Trump stood in front of banners which read "American leads the world in testing".

The Washington Post reports the USA has completed almost 9 million coronavirus tests as of Sunday, according to the Covid Tracking Project.

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