President Donald Trump just forced a Yahoo reporter to issue an apology for sharing a completely fabricated story about the Coronavirus outbreak, according to Fox News.
When President Donald Trump was at the Oval Office today, a Yahoo reporter claimed that the United States is falling behind other countries in testing for the coronavirus. This statement prompted Dr. Birx to correct the reporter, saying that America was far ahead of other countries such as South Korea. Trump immediately jumped in and forced the reporter to apologize.
The Yahoo reporter’s name is Hunter Walker, and he’s the one who claimed that America was falling behind other countries in testing for Coronavirus.
However, Dr. Birx quickly refuted this claim with cold, hard facts:
“To the Yahoo reporter I just want to make clear that South Korea’s testing was 11 per 100,000 and we’re at 17 per 100,000.”
Trump also chimed in and exposed the reporter for his lies, saying:
“Are you going to apologize, Yahoo? That’s why you’re Yahoo and nobody knows who the hell you are.”
You can watch the encounter between Yahoo and Trump below:
Yahoo Finally Apologized
After being pressured by Donald Trump, the Yahoo reported decided to finally apologize to save his career. The apology came in the form of a written statement on Twitter.
Hunter walker later claimed that he misread the data.
We have passed South Korea in the number of tests conducted per capita. I misread the mobile version of this chart and am sorry about that @realDonaldTrump . Our infection rate is far higher though as I noted.
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) April 28, 2020
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