Watch: Donald Trump storms out of media briefing on coronavirus after clash with reporters

Don’t ask me. Ask China.” This is what US President Donald Trump told an American journalist before unceremoniously ending the press conference at the White House rose garden on Monday.

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CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang asked Donald Trump why he continued to insist that the US was doing better than other countries when it came to testing for the virus.

“Why does that matter?” she asked. “Why is this a global competition when, every day, Americans are still losing their lives?”

“They’re losing their lives everywhere in the world,” Trump replied. “And maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me, ask China that question, OK?”

Jiang then asked Trump why he directed that comment at her. “Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically?” she asked. Trump, then, told her that he would say that to “anyone who asks a nasty question”.

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