What's a simple question? What's 1 +1? I mean come on. They all come there to ask questions and address things.
Yes, they do. But have you ever really listened to the questions many of these reporters ask? They often ramble on before they even GET to the question. They often ask MORE than one question as a 'compound' question. They often several questions having nothing to do with each other, and they're often not very clear about what they're asking.
When the President calls for a news conference, there is a limited amount of time. That means that there's a limited time to ask questions and to render answers
. Some of these conferences have hundreds of reports, while others have less than 50. Some of the questions may seem simple to answer, but would in fact, take much more time to answer than the reporter realizes. After all, the President knows quite a bit more about the subject at hand than most of the reporters. Plus, some of the answers may get into the realm of national security, which would, of course, prompt MORE questions and on and on and on.
He wanted to know what can be done about the increasing threats to the Jewish community? I mean it's not that complex. All trump has to do is be like... I'm aware of the increase in threats that are going on. That is one of the many things I intend to address. The threats are being tracked by the blah blah ( I don't know who does that). I mean he has to give a normal answer... that's what politicians do.
Trump is NOT a politician. That's WHY he was elected. The answer you suggested by the way, doesn't answer the question!
Not get offended by the question, make it about him being an anti-Semite to make the person asking the question look bad.
Trump wasn't offended by the question as much as he was ticked-off by the reporter ignoring his request to ask a simple question.
Sometimes, ya gotta read between the lines.