So this moment went viral overnight.
Daniel Dale reports at CNN:
President Donald Trump abruptly ended a Saturday news conference after a reporter challenged him on a lie about veterans health care he has told more than 150 times.
“Why do you keep saying that you passed Veterans Choice?” CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid asked Trump at the Saturday news conference, during which Trump announced executive actions on coronavirus relief.
As Trump tried to call on another reporter instead, Reid continued, “You said that you passed Veterans Choice. It was passed in 2014…it was a false statement, sir.” Trump paused, then responded: “OK. Thank you very much, everybody.” He then walked away as the song “YMCA” played.
Trump gets frustrated when @PaulaReidCBS won’t stop trying to ask him a question about why he keeps lying about Veterans Choice, then abruptly ends the news conference as “YMCA” plays pic.twitter.com/Z3uVxebKGH
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 8, 2020
!!! Trump is challenged for I think the first time ever on why he keeps lying that he got Veterans Choice passed – and he ends the “news conference” and walks out.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 8, 2020
It’s a pattern. When women reporters challenge him and make it clear that they will keep insisting, his perimeter defenses light up, his systems shut down, and he can’t processs what’s happening. So he ends the briefing. https://t.co/90Ku2gursg
— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) August 8, 2020
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 9, 2020
Meet Paula Reid, the triggered selfish journalist who refused to stop asking questions and ultimately ended the press conference. pic.twitter.com/DanBHw5nEd
— Red Nation Rising (@RedNationRising) August 8, 2020
REMINDER: The guy who is trying to defund Social Security and Medicare with his Payroll Tax “executive order” had NOTHING TO DO with Veterans Choice, as Paula Reid pointed out.
🚨It was President Obama and Joe Biden, in 2014.🚨
TELL YOUR FRIENDS.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 8, 2020
Look at the rage on his face as he abruptly ends the programda session. Trump cannot tolerate being challenged about his LIES, especially when the person confronting him is a woman. Kudos to Paula Reid for again presenting Trump with the truth! More should follow her lead.
— MURRAY 🗽 (@murray_nyc) August 8, 2020
If you’re a misogynist online chickenshit who’s threatened by Paula Reid calling out lies and you still can’t spell “you’re” the rest of us know how you’re voting. https://t.co/9Re5lysg5I
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) August 9, 2020
Really enjoyed watching Paula Reid getting REKT again trying to be a showboat. That was really spectacular.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) August 8, 2020