U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly walked out of a COVID-19 press conference on Monday after a brief spat with an Asian American reporter.
美國電視台《CBS》白宮特派記者江維佳 (Weijia Jiang) 詢問川普在國內死亡人數不斷攀升的情況下，為什麼要強調美肺炎檢測量大於其他國家，好像在和其他國家進行某種「競賽」。
The reporter from CBS News, Weijia Jiang had asked Trump why he continued to stress that America was conducting more COVID-19 tests than other countries when there are still so many deaths, putting in question why Trump is treating it like a “global competition.”
Trump then deferred the question, saying “they’re losing their lives everywhere around the world” and told her to “ask China,” prompting the reporter to question the president why he would say that to her specifically, insinuating Trump’s answer was based on her race.
Trump responded by saying he would respond that way to anyone asking a “nasty question” like that, before moving on to another reporter.
However, the next reporter allowed Jiang to ask a follow-up question, leading Trump to call on another reporter.
After the third reporter deferred the question to the previous two correspondents, Trump left the conference and walked back into the White House.
As of yesterday’s tally, the U.S. has more than 1.3 million confirmed COVID-19 deaths with around 80,000 deaths, according to statistics provided by Taiwan’s CDC.