On Monday at a White House press briefing on the CCP virus, President Donald Trump asked a Chinese reporter from the pro-Beijing television network, Hong Kong Phoenix TV, whether she was working “for China.”
H/T: The Epoch Times
This woman is a reporter for Phoenix TV— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 6, 2020
US Intelligence identified Phoenix TV as a “major overseas outlet used to spread propaganda & promote the policies of the Communist government in Beijing”
RT if she should be removed from the White House grounds pic.twitter.com/Y6hpmyg3F3
President Trump asked a reporter if her network ‘Hong Kong Phoenix TV’ is owned by China.— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) April 7, 2020
She said No, but it’s linked with Phoenix New Media which is based in Beijing.
Liu Shuang, The COO of Phoenix TV is also the CEO of Phoenix New Media.
Why were they at the briefing?@WHCA pic.twitter.com/91ezfihBjs
Here is a transcript from the article:
“Who are you working for, China?” Trump asked the reporter.
“No, I’m working for Hong Kong Phoenix TV,” the female reporter, Youyou Wang, responded.
“Who owns that, China?” the president asked. “Is it owned by the state?”
“It’s based in Hong Kong,” she said.
“No, is it owned by the state?” Trump said, appearing to refer to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
“No, it’s not, it’s a privately owned company,” the reporter said.
“Okay, good,” Trump replied and continued to respond to the reporter’s original question.
“Over the past two years, Phoenix TV has been used as an outlet for airing televised confessions by various detained CCP critics, most notably all five Hong Kong booksellers abducted by Chinese security forces in late 2015.”— ☠️☠️☠️Warren Platts☠️☠️☠️ (@WarrenPlatts) April 7, 2020
How is she allowed in the WH?https://t.co/Wmzfd7BZQA