Hunter Walker,a Yahoo White House reporter, had raised a comparison between the U.S. testing rate and that of South Korea during a news conference today, following Trump’s meeting with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

“Mr. President, overall South Korea has done five times more tests than the U.S. per capita,” Walker said.  “Why is that?””I don’t think that is true,’ Trump replied.  Walker said it was and Trump directed the question to Dr. Deborah Birx,  coordinator for the coronavirus task force. 

She said the U.S. had directed its initial response toward areas where there was an outbreak. and later offered specific numbers, saying that the U.S. testing rate had surpassed South Korea’s.

Later, during an Oval Office news conference, Dr. Birx corrected the numbers and relayed them to Trump.  Trump than  taunted the reporter saying, “Are you going to apologize, Yahoo?  That’s why you’re Yahoo and nobody knows who the hell you are.”

Walker later tweeted that he had misread a chart and was sorry about it.  The president, at a later event, thanked Walker for the apology and said he appreciated it.

For more see our friends at ABC News.

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1 year ago

This is how a real man does it.