President Trump had a contentious back-and-forth with PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor during his Rose Garden briefing Sunday on the coronavirus, suggesting that the media’s overall coverage has been too negative.
PBS’s Trump-Hating correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, who typically asks “Gotcha” questions to the President, this time asked him about remarks he made during an interview last week with Fox News’ Sean Hannity about the high volume of medical equipment that governors had requested for their states.
“You said repeatedly that you think that some of the equipment that governors are requesting, they don’t actually need,” Alcindor began. “You said New York might not need 30,000–”
“Why don’t you people act… a little more positive? It’s always just trying to getcha, getcha, getcha,” the president then complained. “That’s why no one trusts the media anymore…
That’s why you used to work for the Times and now you work for somebody else.” Alcindor moved from the Times to PBS a couple of years ago.
He continued, “Look, let me tell you something… be nice. Don’t be threatening. Don’t be threatening. Be nice.”
When It Comes To Trump, Reporters Always Report Their Feelings Over Facts.
As we reported earlier, President Trump has repeatedly said “I Think,” I Have A Feeling,” or “In My Opinion,” the President has never once claimed what he stated was a fact.
“I have a feeling that a lot of the numbers that are being said in some areas are just bigger than they’re going to be. I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators. You know, you go into major hospitals sometimes and they’ll have two ventilators. And now, all of a sudden they’re saying, ‘Can we order 30,000 ventilators?'” Trump said to Hannity.
When dealing with 30,000 ventilators, each costing between $25,000 to $50,000 that the U.S. Taxpayers will pay.
President Trump must take into consideration what the taxpayers are going to spend, and what the data is showing, and not what NY Governor Andrew Cuomo “FEELS” he needs, which by the way is Cuomo’s opinion.
As we wrote, history will prove who was right, but I suspect if Trump is correct, you’ll never hear it from the fake news Trump-Hate media.
Yamiche Alcindor Threw A Pity-Party on Twitter
Alcindor later tweeted: “I’m not the first human being, woman, black person or journalist to be told that while doing a job. My take: Be steady. Stay focused. Remember your purpose. And, always press forward.”
President Trump today at the White House said to me: “Be nice. Don't be threatening.”
I’m not the first human being, woman, black person or journalist to be told that while doing a job.
My take: Be steady. Stay focused. Remember your purpose. And, always press forward.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 29, 2020
Yamiche Alcindor Was Berated By Trump Just Two Weeks Ago
During the press conference in which President Trump declared a national emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak, PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor asked a gotcha question about the US Pandemic Response Team that was disbanded in May 2018.