“Sir, why are you saying that to me specifically?” she said, implying it was due to her race.
“I’m saying it to anybody who would ask a nasty question like that,” Mr Trump said.
He then attempted to move on to another reporter as Ms Jiang continued to press him about his response.
Mr Trump called on another female reporter but then immediately called on someone else.
When the woman tried to ask her question, Mr Trump abruptly ended the press conference and walked back into the White House.
The internet was quick to rally round Ms Jiang, with the hashtag #StandWithWeijiaJiang soon trending on Twitter.