Rich Welsh – 5/11/20 – On Monday, President Donald Trump suddenly ended a White House press conference after two reporters caused a disruption.
Weijia Jiang, a CBS reporter, asked the president why he repeatedly boasted that the US was leading the world in testing.
“Maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me,” Trump replied. “Ask China that question, okay? When you ask them that question, you may get a very unusual answer.”
Trump then picked Kaitlan Collins, a CNN reporter, however, Collins deferred to Jiang for a followup question.
How about, because you asked a smart-aleck question about a serious problem worldwide that was brought to the world by the lying communist Chinese government?
“I’m not saying it specifically to anybody,” Trump replied. “I’m saying it to anybody who would ask a nasty question.”
“That’s not a nasty question,” Jiang replied.
Of course it is. The way any so-called journalist can check if a question they’re going to ask President Trump is to be honest with themselves and ask themself “Would I ask President Obama this type of question?” When you know that you would never do such a thing, it’s a first-rate sign that it’s a nasty question.
Trump then get the go-ahead to another reporter, but Collins complained, saying that the president had chosen her to ask a question.
“I have two questions … you pointed to me, I have two questions Mr. President, you called on me,” Collins said.
This is because the caliber of journalists today have no respect for the office of the president. I will not deny that I couldn’t stand Barack Obama when he was president. I’m not too fond of him now. However, when he was president, if he ever walked into a room I was in, I would stand up, not out of respect for him, but for the office he held. Democrats and Fake News journalists (same thing in most cases) have no respect for the office of the president. If they did, they wouldn’t pull stunts like this in front of the president.
Trump let her know that she didn’t reply when he selected her so he was moving on. Trump is known to skip reporters who attempt to defer to their colleagues for a followup question because it unnecessarily disrupts the progress of the press conference.
“Sorry, I just wanted to let my colleague finish, but can I ask a question please.” Collins replied, “You called on me.” Wah, wah, wah!
“Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much,” Trump said as he left the area.
This president has made himself available to the press more than any other president in my lifetime. We constantly see videos of him stopping to answer questions going to and coming from Air Force One, and he spends a considerable amount of time with them.
I think he should stop doing it until these chowder heads realize that they are speaking to the President of the United States in an unacceptable manner. A little respect for the office he holds would go a long way. But don’t hold your breath.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr., The Range, Illicit Info and other online publications. “Raised under Reagan, suffered under Clinton”
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