Trump Shocks White House Reporters as He Lobs Misogynistic Insult at Female Journalist

Trump Shocks White House Reporters as He Lobs Misogynistic Insult at Female Journalist

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.


First, he lashed out at Christine Blasey Ford, one of Kavanaugh's accusers, for not coming forward with the allegation 36 years ago, when she says the assault happened — even though it is well known that victims often do not report sexual assault. Then, at a press conference last week, Trump was repeatedly rude and dismissive toward female reporters trying to ask him questions.

And on Monday, Trump needlessly and cruelly mocked a Cecilia Vega of ABC News at a press event at the White House Rose Garden.

"Okay question? Yeah, go ahead, sure," Trump said, calling on a Vega in the audience. When there was a slight delay in her asking the question, he said, "She's shocked that I picked her! Like in a state of shock."

"I'm not, thank you, Mr. President," she said. 

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

At this remark, a surprised gasp rose from the audience, and Vega looked stunned: "I'm sorry?" she said.

"No, go ahead," Trump said. He immediately looked down, seemingly regretting his needless slight.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

Watch the clip below:

#story_page_ below_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.