Sometimes I wonder if the press even knows how to do their job. Time after time, reporter after reporter only seem to focus on one thing, and it isn’t reporting the news or getting relevant information to the nation. Instead, it seems their sole purpose is to create drama and make even the most innocent of affairs into something of ridicule and scorn.
An excellent example of this happened on Monday during the usual daily press briefing at the White House. As is typical, the President gave the latest information and news about the pandemic in here in America and, near the end, allowed the members of the press to ask some questions.
When CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang was given the floor, she proceeded to turn an informational briefing into a personal attack on President Trump.
Jiang said, “You’ve said many times that the U.S. is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing. Why does that matter? Why is this a global competition to you if every day, Americans are still losing their lives, and we’re seeing more cases every day?”
Trump responded by saying, “Well, they’re losing their lives everywhere in the world,” proving that it’s not a competition. And then he added, “And maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me, ask China that question, OK? When you ask them that question, you may get a very unusual answer.”
What he is essentially saying is that Trump isn’t the one who seems to think this a competition. Time after time, China has tried to prove that they are handling this better than anyone else. After letting the virus get away from them right off the bat, the communist nation was very quick to say that they had things under control, that they had no new cases.
While the world began to blow up with new cases of the virus and thousands of deaths, China was sitting in the background touting their successes. And yet, come to find out, once again, it was all a ruse. Several weeks later, they had to shut everything down yet again.
Even now, they claim they are back to normal, having attained complete and utter victory over the novel coronavirus. But insiders tired of their government’s secrets and lies tell a much different story.
But in true liberal fashion, what Trump meant by this response, was most certainly not the way it was taken.
Trump, after giving Jiang his answer, tried to move on to a different reporter. He even pointed at and called on CNN’s Kaitlin Collins. But Jiang, apparently, wasn’t finished.
She interrupted and asked Trump, “Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically, that I should ask China?” As a Chinese American, it’s evident that Jiang took offense to the President’s statement, inciting that it was racially motivated. To her, saying what he did was just as racial as calling the virus, the “Chinese” virus, or the “Wuhan” virus.
Only it wasn’t.
And Trump says as much. He told Jiang, “I’m not saying it specifically to anybody. I’m saying that to anyone who would ask a nasty question like that.”
The President’s past history with reporters proves as much. How many times have your heard or heard of him going off on a reporter for asking a stupid or biased question? I mean, really, it happens all the time. Even Jiang has experienced this before.
But as she always does, Jiang uses her race to taint the story and claim that the President is racist, as well as sexist against women. It matters not to her and the other mongrels of the press what Trump actually means or even what he says. It only matters that they can take a few words here and there, even if they are out of context and apply it to their own narrative.
They can’t seem to understand that instead of racism and hatred being at the core of everything he does, President Trump cares only about the nation he has sworn to lead. And right now, that nation and everything we have worked so hard for is under attack from a pandemic that China could have stopped. So yeah, he’s ticked at China and isn’t going to be shy about.
If Jiang can’t understand that, then maybe she isn’t as American as she claims.