President Trump Holds Daily Coronavirus Task Force Briefing In Rose Garden

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This Is Why Nobody Trusts The Mainstream Media Anymore

Jeff Katz
March 30, 2020 - 10:16 am

The White House coronavirus task force gave another briefing on Sunday afternoon in the Rose Garden that featured President Donald Trump slamming "PBS NewsHour" White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor.

Alcindor asked President Trump about his comments to Fox News' Sean Hannity about New York's request for ventilators, and the president was not happy about it.

The reporter began, "You said repeatedly that you think some of the equipment that governors are requesting they don't actually need. You said New York might need - might not need 30,000."

The president then cut her off, asserting that he never said that. Alcindor then brought up the interview with Hannity, which seemed to agitate the president even more. As she tried to get in her second question, the president refused to allow it, telling her to "a little more positive" and that her attitude was why "why nobody trusts the media anymore."

President Trump said, "Listen, you know, why don’t - why don't you people act - let me ask you. Why don’t you act - why don't you act in a little more positive. It’s always trying to get you, get you, get you, and you know what? That's why nobody trusts the media anymore. That’s why people - you didn’t hear me. That's why you used to work for The Times and now you work for somebody else. Look, let me tell you something. Be nice. Don't be threatening. Be nice. Go ahead."