Trump Attacks Female Reporter: 'I Know You're Not Thinking, You Never Do'

Trump Attacks Female Reporter: ‘I Know You’re Not Thinking, You Never Do’

President Trump Holds News Conference To Discuss New US-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal
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Trump’s latest attack on a female reporter was absolutely disgusting, yet not surprising

President Trump was delivering an address in Washington this morning about revamping NAFTA and the new deal that’s been struck between the US, Canada, and Mexico. While he waxed lyrical about what a “tremendous deal” and a “historic transaction” it was, it was a remark he made to a female reporter that’s (rightly) getting all kinds of attention.

Cecilia Vega, a senior White House correspondent for ABC News, was the first called on after Trump finished his press conference on trade. But the way in which he called on her was nothing short of dreadful. Trump can be seen pointing into the crowd of reporters and landing on Vega, who he said looked “shocked” that she was selected. And while all the old white men smirked behind him, she got the microphone and tried to say, “I’m not, thank you, Mr. President.”

Instead of respectfully allowing her to ask her question, Trump interrupted her and said, “I know you’re not thinking, you never do.” I believe what he thought he heard her say was, “I’m not thinking,” when she instead said, “I’m not (shocked), thank you,” which is even more evidence of his proclivity for bullying over being a decent human being.

Vega, for her part, said, “I’m sorry?” and Trump just mumbled, “Go ahead,” then ultimately refused to answer her question about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Understandably, the Twitter responses were swift and harsh: