White House corrects transcript to include Trump insult of female reporter

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The White House on Tuesday corrected its official record of President Donald Trump’s Monday news conference to include his insult of a female reporter.

Trump made the remark after calling on ABC News reporter Cecilia Vega during the question and answer portion of a Rose Garden event touting a new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

Vega thanked the president for calling on her, and Trump said, “That’s okay. I know you’re not thinking. You never do.”


The exchange was quickly noticed on Twitter, and many criticized the president for the dig. However, when the White House released its official transcript late Monday, Trump was quoted as saying, “That’s okay. I know you’re not thanking. You never do.”

The misquote was quickly noted in a tweet by Voice of America reporter Steve Herman.