Headline RoundupMay 11th, 2020

White House Press Conference Ends in Trump-Media Spat

Summary from the AllSides News Team

A series of testy exchanges between President Donald Trump and reporters in the White House Rose Garden Monday afternoon led to the scheduled press conference ending early, as the president abruptly left the podium after taking issue with what he called "nasty" questions from media members. Reporting on the spat differed vastly from left to right. Coverage from many left- and center-rated outlets focused on the president's exchange with CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang, with some saying the president's behavior toward her reaffirmed his "open biases" toward Asian-American reporters. Some right-rated outlets painted the behavior of Jiang and other journalists at the press conference in a critical light, arguing that some of their questions were related more to political agendas and less to legitimate reporting.

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