New Delhi: US President Donald Trump yet again got into a verbal argument with a journalist, after the latter asked him for a message to Americans, scared by COVID-19 pandemic. ‘What you would say to Americans who are watching you right now, who are scared, NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander asked the US President. Also Read - German State Finance Minister Commits Suicide Amid Fears of Financial Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic
But his question did not go down well with Trump, who ended up calling him a ‘terrible reporter’. “I say that you’re a terrible reporter”, the US President said, accusing the correspondent of putting out a ‘very bad signal’ to public. Also Read - Coronavirus: Total Positive Cases Climb to 1024, Death Toll Reaches 27, State Borders Sealed | Top Points
“The American people are looking for answers, and they’re looking for hope, and you’re doing sensationalism. Let me just tell you something, that’s really bad reporting,” Trump told Alexander. Also Read - IPL 2020 Set to be Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic: Report
Earlier in 2017, Trump had lambasted a CNN reporter during his press conference. He had slammed the news network as ‘fake news’. The US president engaged in a war of words with the CNN reporter over the release of an unverified dossier by BuzzFeed, which he termed as “failing piece of garbage”.