‘You’re a Terrible Reporter’: Trump Blows Up Over Question About COVID-19 Medication
On Friday, President Donald Trump and members of the Coronavirus Task Force briefed reporters at the White House on the latest developments in the pandemic and the administration’s response. But it didn’t take long for Trump to attack the media over questions about his handling of the crisis.
Trump snapped at NBC’s Peter Alexander after the White House correspondent accused him of overselling a medication that could slow down the effects of the coronavirus.
In a quick back and forth, Alexander stated that the president may be giving the public false hope over the drug, which caused Trump to snap back.
“So what do you say Americans who are scared? 200 dead and 14,000 who are sick and millions who are scared right now,” Alexander asked.
“”I say that you’re a terrible reporter… It is a bad signal that you are putting out to the American people,” the president shot back. “The American people are looking for hope and the same with NBC and Comcast who you do work for — let me say something, that’s really bad reporting. You want to get back to reporting instead of sensationalism,” Trump said.
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