Weijia Jiang serves an essential role as a news reporter for CBS News, covering the White House. During a press briefing in which President Trump was touting American progress in COVID testing, Ms. Jiang asked President Trump “Why is this a global competition to you if every day Americans are still losing their lives?”. In response President Trump said "Don't ask me, ask China". Trump then abruptly ended the press conference. The comment was widely perceived as an attack on the press and on Ms. Jiang as an Asian American female reporter.
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