Trump Insults ABC Reporter, Saying She ‘Never’ Thinks

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The US, Canada and Mexico had reached a new trade deal, an update of the decades-old NAFTA, which he has deemed a "disaster".

Several months earlier, during Anthony Scaramucci's not-quite-two-week stint as White House communications director, he appeared in the press briefing room to gush about how impressed he was with Trump's limitless abilities, and marveled at the president's ability to sink "three-foot putts" while playing golf.

ABC News reporter, Cecilia Vega, who was called on President Donald Trump at some point in the interview, was slammed by the US President who claimed she in "shock" by the very fact that she was called on to ask him a question, and that she does not think.

In response to a question from a male reporter about Kavanaugh, the President said: "I watched a man saying that he did have difficulty as a young man with drink". She's in a state of shock.

As Vega composed herself she apologetically said, "I'm not thinking Mr. President".

According to the Daily Beast, the White House attempted to remedy the president's blunder by changing a word in the official transcript, which reads, "I know you're not thanking".

This isn't the first tense exchange between Vega and the President.

Trump then said, "That's OK". In the summer of 2017, he attacked MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski by alleging that she had a "facelift". "You people are falling asleep with trade", he said.

Vega asked him to clarify his feelings about the limits of the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh.

Trump's eyebrow-raising treatment of Vega and other female reporters in the Rose Garden didn't stop with the "thinking" comment.

When he was done answering "trade questions", CNN's Kaitlan Collins tried to ask another question about Kavanaugh, however, Trump rudely interrupted her as well, telling her, "Don't do that!"

Vega then took to Twitter later Monday to insist: "A news conference means you get to ask whatever question you want to ask".

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