NPR reporter Yamiche Alcindor is only at the daily Coronavirus Task Force press conferences to deliver “gotcha” questions.
Here’s her latest effort:
She claimed that the Surgeon General Jerome Adams may have “offended” people of color by telling them to refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs. He also said the words “Abuela”, “big mamma”, and “granddaddy”, which he uses with his own family (see video below) and was immediately dealt the Race Card by Alcindor. She tweeted out that some would find this language offensive:
US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says black, Latino & other people of color should "avoid alcohol, tobacco and drugs." "We need you to step up," he says.
Some will find this language offensive after Adams stressed that behavior was not the issue for why more black ppl are dying.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) April 10, 2020
Here’s what SG Adams had to say:
Surgeon General Jerome Adams urges minorities who are at higher risk for coronavirus to avoid drugs and alcohol. If they don't want to do it for themselves, do it "for your abuela, do it for your grandaddy, do it for your Big Mama, do it for your pop pop" https://t.co/vSwcu9K40f pic.twitter.com/93BoBVm7oB
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 10, 2020
He came back to respond in a big way:
.@Yamiche is at it again.
What a RIDICULOUS question for U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams.
Good thing he is quick on his feet to respond to her bonkers gotcha question.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 10, 2020
President Trump has previously called Alcindor’s question “racist”:
During his press conference this morning, President Trump called on Yamiche Alcindor, who works for the federally funded PBS. Alcindor used her time to ask President Trump a question to attempt to pin a racist label on President Trump and his supporters.
Yamiche Alcindor started out by identifying herself as a “reporter” with PBS News Hour. Instead of a question, Alcindor used her time to instead, level a regurgitated, tired and unproven allegation of racism against President Trump and his supporters.
Here’s how the exchange went down.
Alcindor: On the campaign trail, you called yourself a nationalist. Some people saw that as emboldening white nationalists. Now people are also saying…”
Trump interrupted: I don’t know why you’d say that. That’s such a racist question.
Alcindor continued: There’s some people say that now the Republican Party is seen as supporting white nationalists because of your rhetoric. What do you make of that?
Trump: Oh, I don’t believe that. I don’t know. Why do I have my highest poll numbers ever with African Americans? Why do I have among the highest poll numbers with African Americans? I mean—why do I have my highest poll numbers? That’s such a racist question! Honestly, I mean, I know you have it written down and you’re gonna tell me…
Trump continued: You know what the word is? I love our country. You have nationalists and you have globalists. I also love the world and I don’t mind helping the world, but we need to straighten out our country first, we have a lot of problems.
Alcindor, who didn’t like that President Trump disproved her narrative, attempted to interrupt again.
A cleary frustrated Trump responded: Excuse me, but to say that is very insulting to me. It’s a very terrible thing that you said.
Alcindor, who clearly had an agenda, attempted to get more time to get her activist talking points across.
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 7, 2018
Alcindor took to Twitter to proudly post a clip of her activism. In her post, she attempted to pretend that she was “simply asking the question the public wants to know”.
Sorry, Yamiche, but the “public” and the “Left” are not the same things.
I'm simply asking the questions the public wants to know. https://t.co/bZ1cZVBKhd
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) November 7, 2018