Trump suggests kicking out reporters he doesn’t like in the name of social distancing
Donald Trump appeared at a rather unhinged coronavirus press conference at the White House March 19, 2020 where he suggested that barring reporters he doesn’t care for in the name of social distancing.
“We were very prepared. The only thing we did not prepare for was the media,” said Trump, who had previously said the press had been treating him fairly during the outbreak.
Trump also took a question from One American Network, that managed to mix references to the “Chinese virus,” “Islamic radicals” and “Latin gangs and cartels.”
“Major left wing news media, even in this room, have teamed up with Chinese Communist Party narratives, and they’re claiming that you’re racist for making these claims about Chinese virus,” said the personality.
The person continued by asking: “Is it alarming that major media players just who oppose you are consistently siding with foreign state propaganda, Islamic radicals and Latin gangs and cartels? And they work right here at the White House with direct access to you and your team?”
During the conference, Trump also mentioned the idea of kicking out news outlets he doesn’t like in order to cut down on the number of people in the room.
The White House has been having reporters sit in the room’s famous blue chairs in a staggered layout.