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Remarks by President Trump in a Press Briefing on COVID-19 Testing
Issued on: May 11, 2020
Rose Garden
4:15 P.M. EDT


Yeah, go ahead, please.

Q [Weijia Jiang, CBS] Thank you, Mr. President. You said many times that the U.S. is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing.


Q [Weijia Jiang, CBS] Why does that matter? Why is this a global competition to you if, every day, Americans are still losing their lives and we’re still seeing more cases every day?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, they’re losing their lives everywhere in the world. And maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me; ask China that question, okay? When you ask them that question, you may get a very unusual answer.

Yes. Behind you, please.

Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] Do you want to follow up?

Q [Weijia Jiang, CBS] Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically? That I should ask China?

THE PRESIDENT: I’m telling you. I’m not saying it specifically to anybody. I’m saying it to anybody that would ask a nasty question like that.

Q [Weijia Jiang, CBS] That’s not a nasty question. Why does it matter, when —

THE PRESIDENT: Okay. Anybody else? Please, go ahead. In the back. Please.

Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] I have two –- I have two questions.

THE PRESIDENT: No, it’s okay. We’ll go over here.

Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] But you pointed to me. I have two questions, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT: Next. Next, please.

Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] But you didn’t — you called on me.

THE PRESIDENT: I did, and you didn’t respond, and now I’m calling on —

Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] Sir, I just wanted to let –-

THE PRESIDENT: — the young lady in the back. Please.

Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] I just wanted to let me colleague finish.


Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] But can I ask you a question, please?

THE PRESIDENT: — ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much. Appreciate it.

Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] But you called on me.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much.

END 5:16 P.M. EDT


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