Reporter Falsely Accuses Trump of Repeatedly Saying Governors Don’t Need Equipment They Are Requesting

At today’s Rose Garden press briefing, PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor started a question to President Trump by saying, “You’ve said repeatedly that you think that some of the equipment that Governors are requesting they don’t actually need.”

Trump interrupted her denying that accusation vehemently, “I didn’t say that, I didn’t say that, come on.” Alcindor then tried to correct herself with one example by saying, “You said, New York might not need 30,000. You said it on Sean Hannity’s Fox News.”

While he did one time say to Hannity, “a lot of equipment is being asked for that I don’t think they will need,” he never specifically referred to governors, it is only an implication after he was talking about governors and there is no evidence he said it more than once, as she accused him.

They shared a clip of his interview and he did say, “I have a feeling that a lot of the numbers that are being said in some areas are just bigger than they are going to be,” he asserted. “I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators.”

Here is the full interview:

Alcindor has taken to Twitter to defend herself by sidestepping her false claims and focusing on what the President said later, “Be nice. Don’t be threatening.” She claims that she is “not the first human being, woman, black person or journalist to be told that while doing a job.”

President Trump today at the White House said to me: “Be nice. Don’t be threatening.” I’m not the first human being, woman, black person or journalist to be told that while doing a job. My take: Be steady. Stay focused. Remember your purpose. And, always press forward.

Students for Trump founder Ryan Fournier hit back at her and others on the left for their perceived accusations of biased hate against the President for those statements and many were also attacking him for saying “you people” to Alcindor.

The Left is sick. They attributed racism to Trump saying “you people” when responding to a dishonest journalist. He was talking about the media, not her skin tone. You’re an idiot if you think otherwise.

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