During a press briefing earlier today Trump was asked about Chinese aid by a reporter for Hong Kong Phoenix TV. He seemed skeptical of her question, and vaguely suggested that the correspondent was some kind of shill for the Chinese government.

Phoenix TV’s CEO and founder, Liu Changle, reportedly has strong ties with the Chinese government, in somewhat the sane vein as the relationship between Rupert Murdoch and Trump.

Trump tends to challenge female reporters when they ask what he regards as inappropriate or challenging questions, and he definitely went there today..

Phoenix Reporter: “Are you cooperating with China?”
Trump: “Who are you working for, China? Who owns that, China? Is it owned by China? Is it owned by the state?”
Phoenix Reporter: “I work for Hong Kong Phoenix TV. It’s privately owned.”