Trump Tells ABC Reporter 'You Weren't Thinking'

Saul Bowman
October 3, 2018

President Donald Trump points to a member of the media as he speaks during a news conference on trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

President Trump provoked shock all over social media when he told ABC reporter Cecilia Vega that she "never thinks". But Trump brushed off her request, telling her to just "go ahead" with her question.

Trump called on Cecilia Vega, a White House reporter for ABC News, before musing about her aloud. "She's like in a state of shock".

"That's OK, I know you're not thinking", responded Trump, who apparently misheard her.

Vega responded with "I'm sorry?" before calmly asking him about reports that the White House is limiting the scope of the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "I'd be the world's worst!" He immediately looked down, seemingly regretting his needless slight.

In either case, the HuffPost reported on Tuesday morning that the White House had issued a correction on the official transcript, amending the word in question to correctly read "thinking".

Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor.

As you can see in that clip, when Vega finally did manage to ask him a question, he refused to answer it.

The initial transcript left out the question: 'Did you want President Trump to win the election?' "I think it's the - to me, it's the most exciting thing you can talk about".

Trump: "That's okay, I know you're not thinking".

Others said they were going to make an apology in the absence of one from the President. I " ve seen that person in very, very bad situations", Mr Trump said, in response to a question about whether Kavanaugh should be interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Trump instantly shot down the question suggesting that Vega was out of line because the subject of the press conference was the forthcoming trade deal.

He reportedly cut off yet another journalist as she asked him about mass shootings. Can you imagine if I had?

He tweeted his Democratic presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, couldn't "satisfy her own husband".

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