US President Donald Trump shut down a reporter and mocked Imran Khan over a question during a joint press conference with the Pakistan prime minister. Imran Khan, who is in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, met President Trump on the sidelines of meet on Monday. Khan and Trump were talking to reporters after the meeting when this incident took place.
A Pakistani reporter, while asking a question on Kashmir to the President, went on a rant about Kashmir. In his question, he called Indian as an aggressor in Kashmir while categorising Pakistan as a protector.
After hearing his question, Donald Trump turned to Imran Khan asking 'where do you find reporters like these?'
Trump then questioned the reporter, "Are you from his (Imran) team? You are making a statement, not asking a question."
After being mocked by President Trump, the journalist said, "I am not a member of his (Imran's) team but an independent journalist, let me complete the question..."
President Trump said the question seems more like a statement.
US president Trump to Imran khan— Samrat (@RaiSamrat7) September 23, 2019
"Where do you find reporter like this?"pic.twitter.com/uClvf3WWef
Khan looked really uncomfortable at the whole exchange. The video of incident on social media. Many Indians Twitter users shared the video and mocked Pakistan and Imran Khan for their blatant attempt to malign India on Kashmir issue. Many users also praised Trump for not paying heed to the rhetoric of the reporter.