Trump has testy exchange, insults female reporter
(1 Oct 2018) During a Rose Garden news conference called to highlight the revamped US-Canada-Mexico trade agreement, President Donald Trump insulted a female reporter for ABC News telling her that she "never" thinks even before she had a chance to ask her question.
As ABC reporter Cecilia Vega, turned to pick up a microphone, Trump joked in front of an open microphone that she was "shocked that I picked her. Like in a state of shock."
When she replied, "I'm not, thank you Mr. President, " the president appeared to mishear her and responded, "that's OK, I know you're not thinking, you never do."
Vega responded: "I'm sorry?"
Vega tried to ask a question about the FBI investigation of sexual assault allegations against Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, but the president initially insisted she ask about trade.
He returned to Vega later in the news conference for a Kavanaugh question.
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