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There are two things you can count on when it comes to the liberal media, the first being that hostility toward President Donald Trump is a given, and the second is that they will vigorously defend former President Barack Obama.
Both of these dynamics played out Monday during a White House news conference.
The Washington Post’s White House bureau chief Philip Rucker asked the president about a Mother’s Day tweet.
“You appeared to accuse President Obama of one of the biggest political crime in American history by far — those were your words,” Rucker said. “What crime exactly are you accusing President Obama of committing and do you believe the Justice Department should prosecute him?”
“Obamagate. It’s been going on for a long time,” Trump replied. “It’s been going on since before I even got elected. And it’s a disgrace that it happened and it’s gone on. And if you look now at all of this information that’s being released and from what I understand that’s only the beginning. Some terrible things happened and it should never be allowed to happen in our country again.”
He also alluded to more information coming in the weeks ahead — a likely reference to U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation of the investigators.
“You’ll be seeing what’s going on in the coming weeks,” Trump told Rucker. “And I wish you’d write honestly about it but unfortunately you choose not to do so.”
With more and more attention on the actions of the Obama White House in regard to the Russian collusion hoax and the dubious actions by FBI leadership, Trump had the hashtag #Obamagate trending on Sunday.
He also tweeted this:
Rucker presses to have the president name the crime the former president committed — an interest few in the media had during the Democratic Party’s sham impeachment.
“You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody,” Trump said.
But the real fireworks were at the end of the event, with #FakeNews sources saying the president “stormed out.”
CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang questioned Trump on why he felt it was necessary to point out that the U.S. is doing “far better” than any other country with testing for the coronavirus.
“Why does that matter, why is this a global competition to you if everyday Americans are still losing their lives and we’re still seeing more cases every day?” Jiang asked.
The president responded, “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. And when you ask them you may get a very usual answer.”
Trump then pointed to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins in an attempt to move on, but Collins deferred back to Jiang.
Jiang, who was born in Xiamen, China, and emigrated to the U.S. with her family at age 2, then suggested a racial angle.
“Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically?” the CBS News reporter asked.
Trump said he would say that to “anyone who asks a nasty question,” prompting an argumentative Jiang to call back that her hostile question wasn’t nasty.
As he moved to another reporter, Collins stepped forward to complain that she didn’t get to ask a question, but Trump was in no mood for the gamesmanship.
“You called on me,” Collins complained.
“I did and you did not respond,” Trump replied, before pointing to another reporter.
That journalist reportedly deferred back to Collins and the president had had his fill, calmly bringing the news conference to an end — see “stormed out.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much. I really appreciate it. Thank you, very much,” Trump said, before turning and walking away.
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