Thursday, April 18, 2024

Trump Snaps and Loses it At Press Conference, Calls NBC’s Peter Alexander “A terrible reporter,” Labels Comcast “Con-cast”


Donald Trump really became unhinged today at his presser. His tried to insult NBC’s terrific reporter, Peter Alexander, calling him a “terrible reporter” and criticized him for asking “a nasty question.” He called Alexander’s employer, Comcast, “con-cast.”

Alexander’s question: what do you say to people who are scared? You can watch below to see Trump lose it. Later, when someone else asked Mike Pence, Trump’s lapdog, the same thing, Pence replied: “Don’t be afraid. Be vigilant.”

The rest of the press conference was the usual muddle of Trump making stuff up and being contradicted by health officials. He persisted in calling COVID-19 “the Chinese virus” and blaming Barack Obama for the whole thing. How he hasn’t been locked up in a mental hospital is beyond me.

For the record, Alexander’s question was totally appropriate. Trump’s response was not. Peter Alexander is one of the best reporters in the world, and has worked his way up through the ranks to deserve to be in that briefing room. Trump has not.

you can ffwd to 1:45:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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