Trump Slams ‘Sensationalism’ from Reporter Who Questioned His Optimism on Coronavirus Treatment

A lot is being said about President Trump’s response to a question from NBC’s Peter Alexander with many on the left and other media saying that it shows a lack of compassion or that it was an “attack” on that reporter. The President summed the exchange up at one point saying, “You really ought to get back to reporting, instead of sensationalism.”

The clip being shared on most networks starts with the reporter’s question, “What do you say to Americans, who are watching you right now, who are scared?” And then he lists some grim, but true statistics and the President fires back, “I say that you’re a terrible reporter. That’s what I say. I think it’s a very nasty question. And I think it’s a very bad signal that you’re putting out.” The reality is that the exchange starts multiple questions before that. Here is a clip from Fox News that goes a little further back.

Watch the whole video for yourself beginning at 45:37, Alexander asks, in regards to the Malaria drug, “Mr. President you said they were for immediate delivery?”

President Trump said he is a “man who comes from a very positive school” and believes it could be a “game changer.” Alexander continues, “Dr. Fauci said there is no magic drug, which you would agree.” Trump responds, “Well we only disagree a little bit.” Alexander hits back, “Is it possible that your impulse to put a positive spin on things may be giving Americans a false sense of hope?” Trump insists that he has a “good feeling about it” and “we have nothing to lose.”

But Alexander won’t drop it and it goes from there as previously mentioned ending at 49:25 when President Trump says, “you ought to be ashamed of yourself.” Taking up four minutes of the President’s time and trying to twist his words is what these reporters are all about and the American people are fed up with it.

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