president of the UNITED states, Donald Trump, called Friday NBC News' issued a 'horrible journalist', when he asked the president what he would say to americans that are afraid of coronavirusset.
During the daily press briefing at The White House was Trump and the government's expert asked whether a well-known anti-malarial drugs could be used in connection with viruspandemien.
As there were not clear answers to the question, asked Peter Alexander from NBC, about the discussion of the potentially useful drugs gave people false hope.
He also asked the president what his message is to the americans, who are afraid of the virus.
- I will say that you are a horrible journalist. It is what I want to say. I think it is an ugly question. I think that it is a very bad signal you send to the american people.
- The search for answers, and they are looking for hope. And you driver sensationalism, said Trump, after which he said to Peter Alexander, that he 'should be ashamed'.
CNN's nyhedsvært John King believe that it was a reprehensible reaction from the president on a completely legitimate question for a leader in times of crisis.
As vice-president Mike Pence got the same question, answered Pence, that he would say to the americans that they must keep a close eye on the situation.
Although the risk of getting the disease Covid-19 is low, so must all americans now work together to keep the country safe, said Pence.
Peter Alexander was clearly amazed at Trumps reaction and said that he thought that he gave the president an opportunity to give people a fair opinion on the situation.
- I believe that it is, he said, reveals a frustration - perhaps even a nervousness about his political views in a situation that is difficult to keep under control, says Peter Alexander of MSNBC.
Trumps violent reaction at the press conference Friday in The White House was directly sent of, among others, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.