WATCH: Trump Blasts NBC Reporter Who Suggested the U.S. Was Not Prepared

During a contentious press briefing, President Trump blasted a NBC reporter who suggested the U.S. was unprepared for the coronavirus.

Kristen Welker:

You did say that this was a pandemic, that it was coming. So why was the United States not prepared with more testing and supplies?

President Trump:

We were very prepared. And the only thing we weren’t prepared for was the media. The media has not treated it fairly. I’ll tell you how prepared I was. I called for a ban from people coming in from China long before anybody thought it was… In fact it was your network. I believe they called me a racist because I did that. 

It was made the people in the room they called me racist and other words because I did that because I went so early. So when you say we weren’t prepared had I let these tens of thousands of people come in from China a day we would have had something right now that would have been, that you wouldn’t have even recognized compared to where we are…

So when you say I wasn’t prepared, I was the first one to do the ban. Now the countries are following what I did. But the media doesn’t acknowledge that. They know it’s true but they don’t want to right about it.


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