2018-10-01 19:53:06 UTC
A press conference announcing a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico
turned awkward when President Trump had a hostile interaction with a woman who
is a White House correspondent for ABC News.
After Trump granted journalist Cecilia Vega an opportunity to ask a question,
there was a brief pause as Vega obtained a microphone. Trump decided to use this
time to make a strange (and inaccurate) observation.
TRUMP: Shes shocked I picked her. Shes in a state of shock.
VEGA: Im not. Thank you, Mr. President.
TRUMP: I know youre not thinking, you never do.
VEGA: Im sorry?
TRUMP: No, go ahead. Go ahead.
Trump was particularly antagonistic toward journalists during this press
conference. Unsurprisingly, he was noticeably more hostile toward the women
journalists than the men. When Trump wasnt condescending to women, he was
deflecting questions about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and cryptically
spoke of compromising information he has on a senate Democrat that he refused
to name. Normal.