Donald Trump insults reporter saying she’s ‘not thinking’, White House edits transcipt

Cheryl Sanders
October 2, 2018

The president was also called out for his treatment of another female reporter at the same news conference.

The president this time raised some eyebrows while taking questions after the morning presser at the White House on Monday on the newly agreed U.S. -Canada-Mexico trade deal, which was hailed as "truly historic" and "an fantastic deal for a lot of people".

The US president called on ABC News' Cecilia Vega to ask a question. "She's, like, in a state of shock", he added.

Vega stood up and said, "I'm not thinking about that, Mr. President".

President Donald Trump points to a member of the media as he speaks on trade between the United States Canada and Mexico in the Rose Garden of the
President Donald Trump points to a member of the media as he speaks on trade between the United States Canada and Mexico in the Rose Garden of the

"That's OK. I know you're not thinking".

She asked him about reports that the White House is limiting the scope of the FBI's investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, to which he replied, "What does that have to do with trade?"

President Donald Trump mocked a reporter and said she "never" thinks when she was called on during a press conference on Monday.

As the questions about Kavanaugh went on, Trump got increasingly more frustrated, lashing out at Senate Democrats for how he says they treated Kavanaugh.


When Collins protested, Trump wagged a finger and said, "Don't do that". She follows w/Q about if it will pass Congress. Pushes again on Kavanaugh, still doesnt want to answer.

"Let's never think it's normal for a man to treat a woman - or ANYONE - the piggish way [President Trump] talked to the Bay Area's own, [Cecilia Vega] today", said Swalwell. He said her question was irrelevant to the U.S. -Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which had prompted the press conference.

At a moment when his party is anxious about losing female voters in November's midterm elections, Trump seemed particularly ready to attack women in the press corps.

He quickly interrupted her and said "Don't do that". "You know what? You've had enough".


Originally, the White House quoted the president as saying "I know you're not thanking", instead of "I know you're not thinking".

Late-night host Seth Meyers also spoke about it during his show Monday night, saying, "I mean, how much of a sexist d- can you possibly be?"


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