In the Rose Garden outside the White House, Donald Trump announced a renewed North American Free Trade Agreement, which he is trying to rebrand with the new name: U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Toooooooootally different, see?
He turned to questions from the gathered White House reporters and Donald Trump being Donald Trump, he just couldn’t help but insult Cecilia Vega of ABC News, who was trying to ask a question. And of course his gathered bros, including Jared Kushner and Steve Mnuchin, laughed it up. WATCH:
Did I hear this right?
President: She's shocked that I picked her. She's in a state a shock.
Reporter: I'm not, thank you Mr. President.
Trump: That's OK, I know you're not thinking, you never do.
Reporter. I'm sorry?
Trump: No, go ahead. Go ahead. pic.twitter.com/Ss280FA7mK
— Talal Ansari (@TalalNAnsari) October 1, 2018
Vega then went on to ask about embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and Donald Trump refused to answer.
Another reporter, Kaitlin Collins, also tried to ask about Kavanaugh and a flustered Trump responded, “Don’t do that. Don’t do that. Excuse me? Do you have a question on trade? Don’t do that. That’s not nice.”
A news conference means you get to ask whatever question you want to ask. #FirstAmendment
— Cecilia Vega (@CeciliaVega) October 1, 2018
Special shout-out to the female reporters who cover the White House and Congress. Y’all put up with far too much and don’t nearly get the respect you deserve.