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WATCH: Trump Berates ‘Third-Rate Reporter’ Jonathan Karl

President Trump hammered Jonathan Karl, Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News, after the reporter failed to note that a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) inspector general report suggesting hospitals were short on coronavirus tests was produced by an Obama-era official. jonathan karl trump

The President seemed to suggest HHS Principal Deputy Inspector General Christi Grimm may have had a political motivation for the report.

“When was she appointed?” Trump asked. “When was she appointed?”

Karl didn’t have the answer at this point stating: “I’m not sure when she was appointed.”

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Disputing the Report

Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir discussed Grimm’s report. He noted flaws due to it being produced very early on in the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus.

“I don’t know the inspector general, I don’t know that person,” Giroir said.

“I’ll tell you one thing that I have a problem with: If there was such a problem that she knew about or he knew about on March 23 or 24th, why did I find out about the test from them on the news media at 8 0-clock this morning?” he added.

Giroir explained that contrary to Grimm’s report, “testing is really in a good position right now.”


Third-Rate Reporter

Remember how Trump asked Karl about when Grimm was appointed? He asked Karl again.

“How long has that person been in government?” the President inquired.

Karl’s answer was different this time.

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“She did serve in the previous administration,” Karl responded.

And Trump was less than pleased …


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President Trump found the omission of information to be curious at best.

“Oh, you didn’t tell me that. Oh, I see,” Trump quipped. “You didn’t tell me that, Jon. You didn’t tell me that she did serve in the previous admin, you mean the Obama Administration. Thank you for telling me that. See, there’s a typical fake news deal.”

Karl insisted that he simply replied to the President’s question about when she was appointed to her current position.

“You’re a third rate reporter, and what you just said is a disgrace,” a fuming Trump shot back.

“You asked me, you said, ‘sir, she just got appointed.’ Take a look at what you said. Now I said, ‘when did they — when did this person — how long in government?’ Well, it was appointed in the Obama Administration,” he continued.

“Thank you very much, Jon. Thank you very much. You will never make it.”

The exchange is rather remarkable since Karl, just days earlier made news for comments regarding CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

“We can be tough, we can call out things that are not true, we can be aggressive in our questioning,” Karl said, “but I don’t think we should act like we are part of the resistance.”

Neglecting to mention a negative report has been issued by an Obama-era holdover might qualify as acting in the same manner.

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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