"The View" host Joy Behar ranted against President Trump after he told an Asian-American reporter to "ask China" about the global death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus in response to a question she had asked him during a press conference.
"You have said many times that the U.S. Is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing. Why does that matter? Why is it global competition to you if every day Americans are still losing their lives and we are still seeing more cases every day?" CBS White House correspondent Weijia Jiang asked.
"Well, 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, okay. When you asked them that question, you make it a very unusual answer," Trump replied.
"Sir, why are you saying that to me specifically?" Jiang followed up.
"I'm not saying it specifically to anybody. I’m saying that to anyone who would ask a nasty question like that," Trump fired back.
Trump shortly ended the press conference after CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins wanted to ask a question after being called on and Trump changed his mind.
"CNN’s Kaitlan Collins tried to get another question in, but he stormed off before she could. Now, Joy, you say this is right on brand for him. What do you mean?" host Whoopi Goldberg asked.
Behar said Trump supporters need to ask themselves if they are racist for supporting after his verbal spat with Jiang.
"You know what, Whoopi, we all know now that he’s a racist. He’s a disgusting racist," Behar said. "We knew it when he attacked Mexicans. We knew it when he defended Charlottesville people. And we know it when he goes after China and he goes after a Chinese-American girl. He is a racist. He throws red meat to his base on a regular basis, and anybody who still supports this guy needs to look in the mirror and ask themselves if they are racist also. That’s all I have to say about him. I’ve had enough of him."
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