President Donald Trump got hit with a sharp Twitter retort when he tried to make fun of CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins, whom he referred to as a “faker” on Twitter.
The Hill reports that Trump went after Collins on Sunday evening:
“The back-and-forth came after a C-SPAN video feed showed Collins removing her protective mask as other reporters in the room kept theirs on while exiting the indoor briefing room.
“The video quickly went viral on social media, with Eric Trump also sharing it.”
A CNN Faker! https://t.co/boSTXeIWcU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2020
Collins wasted no time responding to the president, reminding him that nearly 90,000 Americans are dead with him as president:
Nearly 90,000 Americans have been killed by coronavirus, and the president is tweeting about me pulling my mask down for six seconds on Friday. https://t.co/UYib8tS7pO
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 18, 2020
All of this comes after Collins asked Trump at a Friday press conference in the White House Rose Garden why some administration officials who were present didn’t wear protective masks. The president replied:
“We’ve all been tested and we are quite a distance away and we are outdoors, so I told them, I gave them the option, they could wear it or not. So you can blame it on me, but I gave them the option. We could wear it or not.”
Others on social media were also eager to remind Trump that he’s in no position to lecture anyone on not wearing a mask since he himself refused to wear one when he visited a factory that produces them:
Keep getting under his thin skin ?
— Mark Meade (@rosetoddtravis) May 18, 2020
Pay him no mind – he’s desperate and lashing out at everything and everyone in manic fashion. Those of us that watch CNN know well you’re all professionals there.
Keep doing the awesome job that you’re doing, it’s greatly appreciated by a lot more people than you think.
— ???????? (@OwnRules) May 18, 2020
Let’s not gloss over the fact that this administration has been an utter disaster from the very beginning. Now 90 thousand Americans dead make me think anything to stop this nightmare in the White House, even a virus, could be nothing but a positive thing for the American people.
— My Spirit Animal Is Bratwurst (@BlueDotSeaOfRed) May 18, 2020
Its creepy that he continues watching you after presser ends
— Stephen (@Stephen64979704) May 18, 2020
Apparently according to Trumpy son 2, you all take your masks off after press briefings as it’s all “staged” for the briefings.
But didn’t daddyo demand you take down your mask in the rose garden because he couldn’t hear you?
— OceanGirl??????????? (@Salacia_sea) May 18, 2020
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