White House corrects transcript to reflect Trump's insult

Larry Hoffman
October 5, 2018

At a press conference this morning, President Trump attacked a female reporter who asked him a question, saying she "never" thinks.

After opening the presser up to questions, Trump called on Cecilia Vega of ABC News, who he made a decision to insult before she even got her question out. "She's, like, in a state of shock", he added.

In true misogynist fashion, it seems he was too consumed by displaying his superiority to a woman to realize that he was only making himself look like an idiot, unwittingly mocking himself for mishearing "I'm not, thank you" as "I'm not thinking".

In the end, Vega was not even allowed to finish asking her question because Trump interrupted her by saying it was unrelated to the worldwide trade agreement, so he would be answering questions about the Kavanaugh inquiry later.

Trump then asked her to go ahead with her question. "She's, like, in a state of shock", he said, to laughs from the crowd.

The US president also refused to answer a question from CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins on Kavanaugh.

In yet another blatant display of sexism and misogyny, President Donald Trump tried to avoid tough questions from women reporters in the Rose Garden by applying his signature strategy: insult. "You never do", Trump shot back. You never do."Cecilia Vega: "I'm sorry?" The president said he had "no problem" with that. But Trump continued to taunt her.

The result: He managed to avoid answering hard questions.

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?" The president called a press conference at the White House to announce the long-awaited deal, known as USMCA, which will replace NAFTA. I mean, he talked about things that happened when he drinks - this is not a man that said... that he was flawless with respect to alcohol. Trump said. "I don't mind answering the question". But Trump ignored her, telling one of his staffers to pass the microphone to another reporter. "It's unfair to him at this point".

The White House has come under fire for editing the transcript of his comments to say "I know you're not thanking" instead of "thinking". "I'd be the world's worst". "I'd be a mess".

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