One reporter asked the president in the Monday press conference about why he held a "global competition" mentality about statistics related to the coronavirus pandemic.
"Well, they’re losing their lives everywhere in the world, and maybe that’s a question you should ask China," responded the president, who often compares the United States's testing ability and mortality rates with other countries. "Don’t ask me. Ask China that question, OK? When you ask that question, you may get a very unusual answer.”
"Why are you saying that to me specifically?" asked the CBS reporter, who was born in China and raised in the US.
"I’m not saying it specifically to anybody. I’m saying it to anybody that would ask a nasty question like that," Trump said in response.
The president ended the news conference abruptly after a CNN reporter insisted on asking a question despite the his disapproval.