Yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikes to every last bit of this.
Ok, so now here’s the part where I’m gonna cause some folks to get all pissy because I’m not going to shower Trump with praise on this one.
You guys, I wonder to myself ALL THE TIME why Trump seems so hyper-focused on telling us all how much better we’re handling the China virus than other countries. I wonder to myself ALL THE TIME why he’s constantly telling us how well HE is personally handling the China virus. Frankly, I don’t give a crap and I don’t think it’s a good look for him.
That said, I also know Trump’s style, I accept that he’s got a lot of ego and that’s what drives the way he communicates, and I mostly just want him to give us the skinny on what’s happening and be done with it. It is SO TYPICAL of today’s “journalists” to ask these questions out loud, as if they’re of any importance whatsoever. They perpetuate his style when they question it. I have no idea why they don’t see that.
So was Weija Jang right to ask that question? It’s complicated. She was literally asking a question that I’ve wondered out loud to myself on numerous occasions, and I’m sure I’m not alone. But was it a question that a thoughtful and responsible journalist should ask? Probably not, seeing as how the answer to it isn’t newsworthy, doesn’t offer the public anything of importance, and only serves to rile him up. It basically allows Trump to say, “See? Journalists don’t ask me anything of value because they’re only out to play ‘gotcha.'” And he’s right.
It was also absurd for Weija to try to imply that Trump was being racist or Chinist or whatever-ist because he told her, a woman of Asian descent, to ask China the question. I don’t think that had anything whatsoever to do with her being of Asian descent – but everything to do with the fact that IT IS FREAKING CHINA’S FAULT THAT WE ARE IN THIS MESS, and anyone with any ounce of honesty knows it. It could have been ANYONE asking that question, and Trump’s answer would have been the same. Trump is OVER the ridiculous antics of the media, and so am I.
Trump is on a Twitter FIRESTORM this morning, and has tweeted about this.
The Lamestream Media is truly out of control. Look how they work (conspire!) together. They are the Enemy of the People, but don’t worry, we will WIN in November! https://t.co/3YOSChXP9M
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2020
Anyway, yiiiiiiiikes. Yikes on her question, yikes on his reaction, and just yikes all around.