President Donald Trump faces off with CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang at a press briefing on Monday:
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Yeah, go ahead, please.
WEIJIA JIANG, CBS NEWS: Thank you, Mr. President. You said many times that the U.S. is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing.
THE PRESIDENT: Yes.
JIANG: Why does that matter? Why is this a global competition to you if, every day, Americans are still losing their lives and we’re still seeing more cases every day?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, they’re losing their lives everywhere in the world. And maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me; ask China that question, okay? When you ask them that question, you may get a very unusual answer.
Yes. Behind you, please.
JIANG: Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically? That I should ask China?
THE PRESIDENT: I’m telling you. I’m not saying it specifically to anybody. I’m saying it to anybody that would ask a nasty question like that.
JIANG: That’s not a nasty question. Why does it matter, when —
THE PRESIDENT: Okay. Anybody else? Please, go ahead. In the back. Please.