Trump Undermines Female Reporters When Asked About Brett Kavanaugh Case

Monday delivered yet another pure Trumpian performance

White House correspondent Cecilia Vega attended the Rose Garden news conference as part of her job for ABC News.

ABC News's Cecilia Vega questioned Donald Trump on the FBI investigation into his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. "Like in a state of shock".

Originally, the White House quoted the president as saying "I know you're not thanking", instead of "I know you're not thinking". Trump appeared to mishear Vega's response when he remarked that she seemed shocked that he picked her to ask a question. Trump said. "One of my only good traits: I don't drink".

The White House has altered its official transcript of a tense back-and-forth on Monday between President Donald Trump and a female reporter, despite the existence of video footage in which the accurate exchange can be clearly heard.

In the same press conference, he shut down another reporter for inquiring about the Kavanaugh probe. Always proud of your work @ceciliavegaabc #1stAmendment #AsktheQuestions #Repost ・・・ After calling on ABC reporter #CeciliaVega, who paused as she stood up to ask her question, #DonaldTrump made a decision to mock the female reporter.

"No, go ahead." Trump said, before an awkward pause.




Later, Trump returned to Collins, but cut her off once more when she attempted to follow up on her question. Do you have a question on trade? Government broadcast producers had left the reporter's microphone muted while a Russian-to-English translator delivered Putin's answer to his previous question.

Trump interrupted Jiang as well and when she pointed that fact out, he told her to sit down.

Note, at issue is a White House transcript that was distributed to the media, as opposed to the transcript officials posted to the White House's website.

Trump said, "You've had enough", and moved on to someone else.

"I wouldn't mind that at all", Trump said. "I'd be the world's worst".

When the White House distributed a transcript of the meeting to media contacts, the line was different, with an incongruous "thanking" substituted for "thinking".

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