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President Trump to female reporter: 'I know you're not thinking, you never do'

Posted at 11:48 AM, Oct 01, 2018

President Trump took a swipe at an ABC News reporter Monday during a press conference to announce a new trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico at the White House.

While taking questions, Trump called on Cecilia Vega of ABC News for a question. While the microphone was being passed to Vega, Trump commented that Vega was "shocked" that he had called on her.

When Vega received the microphone, she said she was not shocked before thanking President Trump for calling on her.

"That's OK, I know you're not thinking. You never do," Trump said.

Vega responded with "I'm sorry?" before calmly asking her question.

Trump has been criticized by some in the White House press corps for his treatment of female reporters. Last week, CNN reporter Jim Acosta called on the president to take a question from a female reporter after he called on four straight men to open a press conference.

Watch Vega's interaction with the president below.



Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.