A campaign lawyer representing President Donald Trump contacted Twitter after midnight to hit women reporters who challenged the president at a news conference for asking “stupid questions.”
Jenna Ellis, who also advised Trump during the impeachment proceedings, weighed in after the president ended his press conference abruptly on Monday following a clash with correspondents Wijia Jiang of CBS and Kaitlan Collins of CNN.
Ellis called them “POC Liberal Women,” noting that Trump has given numerous press releases. Jiang urged Trump to speak of global competition when the US has 80,000 coronavirus deaths.
Jenna Ellis, an evangelical conservative who also advised Trump during the impeachment procedure, weighed in after the president abruptly ended his press conference on Monday following a clash with CNS correspondents Wijia Jiang and CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.
“This is the coronavirus press conference number, what, probably sometime in the 1950s?” Ellis asked. POC liberal women were present at each of them, asking stupid questions. Sometimes for HOURS. ‘
“This is the first time he’s just walking away. And last but not least. You don’t know anything. Stop gaslighting, ”she wrote, focusing her online comments on the female reporters.
According to online urban dictionaries, POC can mean person of color. It can also mean ‘stack c —‘.
Ellis, legal counsel to the Trump 2020 campaign, previously had a policy center at the James Dobson Institute and taught legal studies at Colorado Christian University. In books, columns and on TV, she regularly went after liberal judges and LGBT rights.
Trump reportedly brought her in as an advisor after seeing her on Fox News, Axios reported.
At the news conference, Jiang asked Trump why he sees COVID-19 testing as a global competition when 80,000 Americans have died.
Ellis defended Trump’s decision to end his press conference abruptly
She called female correspondents ‘POC liberal women’
She also named CBS correspondent Weijia Jiang ‘Asian-American Reporter’ in the exchange
Trump hired Ellis after seeing her on TV and making her appear at a Trump meeting
CBS News’ Weijia Jiang, a Chinese American, asked President Trump why he mentioned China in his answer to her question, which was not about China
President Donald Trump denounced an Asian-American reporter who asked him about the death rate from the corona virus
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins tried to ask her question, but Trump ended his press conference
President Trump clashed with CBS News’ Weijia Jiang (sitting in the red coat) and CNN’s Kaitlan Collins (standing in the white coat) during the White House press conference Rose Garden
“Maybe that’s a question to ask China,” Trump told Chinese-American Jiang. “Don’t ask me. Ask China that question, okay? ‘
The president then tried to move on and summoned CNN’s Collins, but after a pause, Jiang intervened to try to get a sequel. “Why do you specifically say that to me?” she said of the comment in China.
“I’m telling you,” Trump replied. “I’m not saying it specifically to anyone. I tell anyone who asks a nasty question. ‘
Jiang protested that there was nothing “dirty” about what she asked, but a second question as to why she was specifically told “to ask China” remained unanswered by the President.
When Collins then approached the microphone to ask her own questions, the President interrupted, saying “no, it’s okay,” and instructed another reporter to step forward.
Collins postponed her question so that Jiang could follow up on her follow-up – something Jiang would later thank her for on Twitter.
Collins then had a private conversation with Trump. Trump tried to deny her a question by calling on yet another female reporter, Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS News Hour.
The president then abruptly ended the press conference and walked away from the podium in the rose garden.
Referring to the tense series of events on Twitter late Monday night, the president accused the two reporters of working together to sabotage the briefing.
“The Lamestream Media has really gotten out of hand,” Trump shot on Twitter. “See how they work together (conspire!). They are the enemy of the people, but don’t worry, we will WIN in November! ‘