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President Trump insulted a reporter for asking him what he would like to say to Americans who are scared amid the coronavirus pandemic.

President Donald Trump's coronavirus press briefing on 20 March 2020 and an article by NBC News supports the statement.

As per the White House briefing statement, a reporter listed estimates of Americans who have died and are sick due to the of coronavirus pandemic and followed it with a question by asking President Trump what he would say to the Americans who were scared. The president replied to the question that he was a terrible reporter.

The video of the press briefing has been included in the NBC article, where Trump can be seen telling their correspondent that he was a 'terrible reporter'.

A tweet by Peter Alexander, the reporter, also shows Trump's response to his question.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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