Donald Trump Told a Female Reporter, 'You're Not Thinking, You Never Do'

05 October, 2018, 02:22 | Author: Kim Reid
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U.S. President Donald Trump, while taking questions from reporters in the White House Rose Garden on Monday, insulted a female reporter - an exchange that was edited in the official transcript to change Trump's meaning.

Trump berated Cecilia Vega, an ABC News reporter, as he took questions from the press. "She's like in a state of shock", he joked. Trump instantly shot down the question suggesting that Vega was out of line because the subject of the press conference was the forthcoming trade deal.

"That's okay. I know you're not thinking", Trump said. He said he'd be fine answering the question but wanted to focus on trade first, even though that is 100% not how news conferences work.

When Vega paused to ask what he'd said - "I'm sorry?" - the President sought to move things along.

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Ms Vega later posted a message on Twitter, defending her position of asking non-trade questions at the press conference.

The result: He managed to avoid answering hard questions. "You've had enough", he yelled before turning to another reporter.

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US President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. "That's not nice. Do you have a question on trade?" But Trump ignored her, telling one of his staffers to pass the microphone to another reporter. I mean, he talked about things that happened when he drinks - this is not a man that said... that he was ideal with respect to alcohol.

Trump again lashed out at the media over their coverage of Kavanaugh and also referenced a Democratic senator in freaky threat: "I've seen that person in very, very bad situations, somewhat compromising".

In the White House's official transcript, however, the comment is recorded as "I know you're not thanking".

When Collins protested, Trump wagged a finger and said, "Don't do that". What a mess I would be.

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