U.S. President Donald Trump is being known as out over his behaviour towards feminine reporters, following Monday’s press convention on the newly introduced United States, Mexico and Canada commerce deal.
Through the Washington, D.C. occasion, Trump spoke to a number of feminine reporters in a fashion that drew criticism on-line.
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At one level, the president known as on ABC Information White Home reporter Cecilia Vega to ask a query.
“She’s shocked that I picked her,” stated Trump. “She’s, like, in a state of shock.”
Vega replied: “I’m not. Thanks, Mr. President.”
“I do know you’re not considering. You by no means do,” Trump responded.
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The reporter, shocked by the president’s response, then stated, “I’m sorry?” Trump brushed it off and informed her to ask her query.
He then scolded Vega for not asking a query about commerce, however slightly in regards to the FBI investigation into Supreme Court docket nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“What does that need to do with commerce?” Trump stated.
Whereas that’s the alternate that was caught on digital camera, a White Home transcript issued later within the day informed a distinct story.
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Within the transcript, Trump says, “I do know you’re not thanking.”
A number of reporters highlighted the discrepancy on Twitter, noting they’ve reached out for clarification however the White Home has up to now been mum.
Vega later spoke in regards to the incident on Twitter, saying that as a reporter she will be able to ask the president any query.
Others on-line additionally criticized the president’s actions, many voicing help for feminine journalists.
Late-night host Seth Meyers additionally spoke about it throughout his present Monday night time, saying, “I imply, how a lot of a sexist d— are you able to presumably be?”
The president was additionally known as out for his remedy of one other feminine reporter on the similar information convention.
Trump waved his finger at CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins, yelling, “Don’t try this!” Collins was additionally asking a query about Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegations.
He later lower off one other journalist who requested what the Trump administration is doing to forestall future mass shootings. It was the one-year anniversary of the Las Vegas bloodbath, which left 58 lifeless.
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“There’s some frustration that extra hasn’t been executed, extra hasn’t been executed about bump shares,” she stated.
Trump then lower her off, saying, “No, no. You’re unsuitable about that.” He stated his administration is within the remaining levels of eliminating bump shares.
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