A reporter for Yahoo News was at the White House this week and tried to ask a gotcha question about Coronavirus testing.
He was completely wrong, and Dr. Birx proved it on camera.
Why do so many journalists think this is the point of their job?
Trump called him out on the air and he has since apologized.
The Hill reports:
Yahoo News reporter apologizes to Trump after asking question with inaccurate statistic
Yahoo News reporter Hunter Walker apologized to President Trump after asking him a question on Tuesday that contained inaccurate information regarding per capita testing output between the United States and South Korea.
“Overall, South Korea has done five times more tests than the U.S. per capita,” Walker asked Trump during an Oval Office meeting that included Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) “Why is that?”
“I don’t think that’s true,” Trump replied.
“That is true,” Walker insisted.
Deborah Birx, a doctor who serves as the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, jumped in to share correct statistics.
“South Korea’s testing was 11 per 100,000 [citizens], and we are at 17 per 100,000,” Birx noted.
“Are you going to apologize, Yahoo?” Trump asked. “That’s why you’re Yahoo and nobody knows who the hell you are.”
See the video below:
"Just check it again." 🔥pic.twitter.com/zagZzPIPsK
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) April 28, 2020
See the apology below:
We have passed South Korea in the number of tests conducted per capita. I misread the mobile version of this chart and am sorry about that @realDonaldTrump . Our infection rate is far higher though as I noted.
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) April 28, 2020
Our media is damaged beyond repair.
There are simply too many people working as journalists who are actually nothing more than Democrat activists.
They prove it every day.