President Trump addressed the nation today and gave some important updates on the coronavirus emergency.
The press conference was full of good information – “the workers are my number one concern Trump said” and then Trump opened it up to questions from the media.
The media has done a terrible job covering the emergency crisis looking to get a rise or reaction out of Trump for a viral social media moment rather than ask questions that matter to Americans.
NBC’s Peter Alexander tried to be alarmist and sensationalist and Trump dropped the hammer.
“What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?” asked Alexander.
Trump turned that tables and shut him down. “I say you’re a terrible reporter.”
“You are a terrible reporter. A very nasty question,” Trump said.
“It is a very bad signal you are putting out to American people. The American people are looking for answers and looking hope,” Trump said correctly shaming the media at large.
“And you are doing sensationalism and NBC and Concast – I don’t call it Comcast, I call it concast.”
“Really bad reporting,” Trump added.
“Get back to reporting and not sensationalism.”
“Let’s see if it works but who knows,” Trump said about a promising drug treatment for the coronavirus.
“You should be ashamed of yourself,” Trump added before moving on as Alexander looked like he got hit by a truck.
#WATCH: Pres. Trump spars with NBC's Peter Alexander when asked about his response to Americans who are scared:— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) March 20, 2020
"I say that you're a terrible reporter. That's what I say. I think it's a very nasty question. And I think it's a very bad signal…"pic.twitter.com/WdT5Rpe83U
Reporter: "What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?"— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 20, 2020
President Trump: "I say that you're a terrible reporter, that's what I say…The American people are looking for answers, and they're looking for hope. And you're doing sensationalism…" pic.twitter.com/TJXw43CkUO