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‘Don’t ask me. Ask China’: Trump clashes with reporters then abruptly leaves press briefing

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Donald Trump stormed out of a press conference after telling an Asian-American journalist to “ask China” why people are dying from coronavirus.

China-born CBS reporter Weijia Jiang asked the US president “why are you saying that to me?” before he implied her previous question had been “nasty”.

Trump then appeared to invite a different member of the press to ask a question while Ms Jiang was still speaking, before back peddling and then walking off the stage.

Ms Jiang, who was raised in China until she was two, had challenged the president on why he and his administration continually boasted about conducting the most coronavirus tests in the world.

“You have said many times that the US is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing,” she said.

“Why does that matter? Why is this a global competition to you if every day Americans are still losing their lives and we’re still seeing more cases every day?”

The press conference then took an increasingly bizarre turn when Trump responded: “Well, they’re losing their lives everywhere in the world.

China-born CBS reporter Weijia Jiang asked the US president “why are you saying that to me?”

“And maybe that’s a question you should ask China.

“Don’t ask me. Ask China that question. OK? When you ask them that question, you may get a very unusual answer.”

The president then tried to take a question from CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins before Ms Jiang said: “Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically? That I should ask China.”

“I’m not saying it specifically to anybody,” Trump said. “I’m saying it to anybody that would ask a nasty question like that.”

“That’s not a nasty question,” Jiang replied. “Why does it matter?”

Trump ignored the comment and then attempted to skip over Ms Collins’ question and go to another reporter but the correspondent reminded him he had invited her to speak.

“I did, and you didn’t respond,” Trump said. “And now I’m calling on the young lady in the back, please.”

“I just want to let my colleague finish, but can I ask you a question,” Collins said.

Trump then ended the press conference and walked off the stage.

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He is a very dangerous man! Sonko’s daughter accuses senator of attempting to kill her

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Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and Saumu Mbuvi, daughter of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, have announced their separation following wrangles and disagreement.

The reports were fuelled by photos and videos of Senator Loitiptip hanging out with a female friend.

Saumu, on Instagram, announced that the two have separated, claiming that she has undergone domestic violence under Loitiptip.

“These are the things he did to me,” wrote Saumu, in one of her photos showing a swollen face and bruised lips.

“He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.”

She also claimed that the senator had neglected their child, leaving Saumu as the primary caregiver.

Loitiptip told Kenyans.co.ke that Saumu shared her father’s traits and was suffering from bipolar disorder, threatening to expose her past to prove his claim.

The two have been dating for months and at one point planned to get married. However, Sonko’s daughter clarified that the two had split before officiating their union.

“Wedding date confirmed,” she captioned a picture of herself and the senator in June 2020.

Her previous relationship with businessman cum politician Ben Gatu also ended after she accused him of being violent.

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US raises alarm over Covid-19 cases surge in Tanzania

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The US government has revealed that there are significant cases of Covid-19 in Tanzania.

This is just a week after it advised its citizens against travelling to the East African country.

“The US Embassy is aware of a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases since January 2021,” the Embassy said.

In a Health alert, the US said the practice of Covid-19 mitigation and prevention measures remains limited.

The Tanzanian government has not released aggregate numbers on Covid-19 cases or deaths since April 2020.

“Healthcare facilities in Tanzania can become quickly overwhelmed in a healthcare crisis. Limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for emergency medical care,” US said.

The Department of State’s travel advisory level for Tanzania is Level 3.

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says that travellers should avoid all travel to Tanzania.

The Embassy continues to recommend that all individuals take caution in day-to-day activities.

President John Magufuli assured the 58 million inhabitants that they need not worry about observing Covid-19 preventative measures.

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Siwachii wezi! Uhuru vows not to leave the country to thieves in 2022

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday made a surprising stop to lecture Nairobi residents after finishing his engagement at the National Cargo Deconsolidation Centre (NCDC-Nairobi).

The Head of State said he was angry at Nairobians for being against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill stating that the report has given Nairobi more constituencies.

“If we have a BBI that says the people of Nairobi will have more constituencies and if it’s bursaries a child in Mathare who today receives Ksh500, how will that child study up to university level,” President Kenyatta said.

“But there is another child who gets Ksh100,000 in Busury per year is that right?… BBI is not for helping Raila or Uhuru it is for you,” he continued.

Uhuru went on to disclose that he has no plans to rule after his term is over and his interest is in finishing the job that Kenyans elected him to do.

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