White House corrects transcript to reflect Trump's insult

Donald Trump Told a Female Reporter, 'You're Not Thinking, You Never Do'

Trump snaps 'I know you're not thinking' at woman reporter and it only gets worse from there

U.S. President Donald Trump, while taking questions from reporters in the White House Rose Garden on Monday, insulted a female reporter - an exchange that was edited in the official transcript to change Trump's meaning.

His comments came as he called on ABC News' White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega who paused before asking her question.

"She's shocked that I picked her".

Trump, apparently, misheard "thank you" as "thinking", and without confirming what Vega had said, he, entirely unprovoked, took it up as an opportunity to mock her. The president said he'd circle back to her question once he had responded to all the questions about the trade deal. To which Trump said: "That's OK, I know you're not thinking".

In July the White House updated its transcript of Trump's Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin, restoring one question an American journalist asked the Russian president.

"Don't do that", the President told CNN's Kaitlan Collins when she asked him about the judge.

While his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces serious allegations of sexual assault, President Donald Trump has been driving the point home that the Republican Party has little respect or concern for women.

Following the conference, Vega posted a tweet stating that any question can be asked at press conferences but did not comment on Trump's "You never do" remark.

Then, later Tuesday morning, CBS reporter Kathryn Watson noted on Twitter that the transcript was changed to what Trump initially said. "You never do", he said.

He ignored her and moved on to another reporter's question.

This is, of course, not the first time President Trump has shown his flagrant contempt for journalists. He proceeded to talk over her and cut her off before ultimately calling on another reporter while she was trying to get her question in.

Indeed, as a reminder, his press conferences have all been sober. "You've had enough. You've really had enough". What a mess I would be.

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