White House reporter Yamiche Alcindor has microphone taken at presser

Moment PBS White House reporter has microphone taken away after asking Trump why he accused some governor’s of exaggerating coronavirus needs during tense Rose Garden presser

  • PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor was interrupted at a White House coronavirus briefing by President Donald Trump Sunday
  • Alcindor asked about the president’s remarks during an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News
  • Her question was about the president’s comment that US governors are asking for more than what they need during the coronavirus outbreak 
  •  When she began speaking, the president interrupted and spoke over her words, clearly holding back his displeasure 
  • ‘Why don’t you people… Why don’t you act… a little more positive,’ Trump said, speaking over the reporter’s words, just before he had the microphone taken
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PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor was interrupted at a White House coronavirus briefing by President Donald Trump Sunday.

Alcindor was asking about the president’s remarks during an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, when he suggested US governors were asking for more than what they need during the coronavirus outbreak. 

As Alcindor began speaking, the president interrupted, clearly holding back his displeasure over her question.  

PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor was interrupted at a White House coronavirus briefing by President Donald Trump Sunday

Alcindor was asking about the president’s remarks on a Fox News program when the president interrupted, clearly holding back his displeasure over her question

When Alcindor continues with a second question a short while later, Trump refuses to take it because there are other reporters at the briefing and he notes that he wants them to have a chance to also speak

‘Why don’t you people,’ Trump said, speaking over the reporter’s words. ‘Why don’t you act… a little more positive. It’s always trying to get you, get you, get you’.’

‘Why don’t you act… a little more positive,’ he added. ‘It’s always trying to get you, get you, get you’.’

‘You know what? That’s why nobody trusts the media’ Trump says. 

When Alcindor continues with a second question a short while later, Trump refuses to take it because there are other reporters at the briefing and notes that he wants them to have a chance to also speak. 

‘Don’t be threatening. Be nice,’ the president reminded Alcindor just before she had the mic taken away.  

The number of coronavirus cases in the US as of Sunday afternoon. The number has since risen to more than 142,000

The US has had more than 142,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which has been blamed for more than 2,400 deaths since the outbreak began. 

 

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