Trump Surprised After Yahoo Reporter Apologizes to Him for Misinformation

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Posted: Apr 29, 2020 9:00 AM
Trump Surprised After Yahoo Reporter Apologizes to Him for Misinformation

Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

A Yahoo! reporter got his facts wrong during President Trump's briefing with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday. The reporter, Hunter Walker, asked Trump why South Korea was far outpacing the U.S. on testing per capita. A surprised President Trump shot back that Walker's numbers didn't sound quite right, and Dr. Deborah Birx confirmed his suspicions a few minutes later. Addressing Walker, Birx corrected him that while South Korea is at 11 tests per 100,000, the U.S. is at 17 per 100,000. 

"Alright, are you going to apologize Yahoo!?" Trump asked the reporter. "That's why nobody knows who you are, including me."

Birx was a bit more civil, simply telling Walker to double check his numbers.

Then something amazing happened. He actually apologized.

Instead of continuing to gloat, Trump was grateful for the apology. He thanked Walker during his White House press conference with small business owners who shared their testimonies about how they had benefitted from the Payment Protection Program. 

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