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Trump Snaps At Reporter Who Tries To Corner Him With False Data: ‘Nobody Knows Who The Hell You Are!’

A Yahoo News reporter was on the receiving end of a verbal tongue-lashing when he tried to corner the President with false data about coronavirus testing.

President Donald Trump and Dr. Deborah Birx held a joint news conference alongside Florida governor Ron DeSantis when the reporter, Hunter Walker, decided to get confrontational.

“Overall, South Korea has done five times more tests than the U.S. per capita,” Walker asked. “Why is that?”

But it wasn’t true …

Far More Testing

President Trump has consistently and rightly bragged about the number of tests that have been conducted by the United States.

“We are doing far more, and better, testing than any other country in the world, and yet the media does nothing but complain,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday.

Walker seems to have proven him correct with the question.

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Check Your Numbers

After President Trump replied, “I don’t think that’s true” to Walker’s assertion, the Yahoo reporter doubles down.

“That is true,” he insisted, “and you said this morning that, the White House said the U.S. passes South Korea in virus testing.”

Trump repeated his assertion that what was being presented was not true, then turned the floor over to Dr. Birx.

“So if you look at every single state that had an outbreak their testing is greater than anywhere in the world, in the four per forty-two per thousand range,” she countered.

Walker, not about to let go of his potential gotcha question, continued arguing that his math was correct, prompting Birx to advise him to “check it again.”

Birx would later add, “To our Yahoo gentleman, I just want to make it clear that South Korea’s testing was 11 per 100,000 and we’re at 17 per 100,000.”

Checkmate.

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Trump Was Ticked

Birx’s comments led President Trump to respond angrily to the Yahoo New reporter.

“Are you going to apologize Yahoo?” he asked. “That’s why you’re ‘Yahoo’ and nobody knows who the hell you are. Nobody knows who you are, including me.”

Trump swiftly dismissed Walker after that, moving onto other questions.

Walker took to social media to later offer an apology, though he couched it with some quantifying statements.

Walker insists he simply misread the chart.

If you’re going to challenge the President of the United States and a team of experts, and don’t have the math skills yourself, why not check with your own expert before embarrassing yourself on a national stage?

Answer: Because the temptation to make the President look bad in front of his media peers was too tempting.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • Go back and check out what the REAL FAKE MEDIA said about General Flynn, an American Hero. Calling him a Russian Spy. Especially Clown News Network and Nothing But Crap, and MSNBC. Lies and more lies. Thank you President Trump for calling out these fake Journalists.

  • Go back and check out what the REAL FAKE MEDIA said about General Flynn, an American Hero. Calling him a Russian Spy. Especially Clown News Network and Nothing But Crap, and MSNBC. Lies and more lies. Thank you President Trump for calling out these fake Journalists.

  • Go back and check out what the REAL FAKE MEDIA said about General Flynn, an American Hero. Calling him a Russian Spy. Especially Clown News Network and Nothing But Crap, and MSNBC. Lies and more lies. Thank you President Trump for calling out these fake Journalists.

  • No way; he was placed there specifically to try to embarrass Trump and nothing else. They do not care about facts only about making Trump look bad. He probably got a bonus for his pack of lies.

  • No way; he was placed there specifically to try to embarrass Trump and nothing else. They do not care about facts only about making Trump look bad. He probably got a bonus for his pack of lies.

  • It's really simple, you damned Wahoo, or Yahoo, or Whoopie, or whatever you are. Get your facts straight before you shoot off your mouth.

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