White House Transcript Edits Trump’s Dig That Female Reporter ‘Never’ Thinks
The White House used its official transcript to refashion President Donald Trump’s dismissive and insulting comment to a female reporter on Monday.
When Trump called on journalist Cecilia Vega of ABC News during the Rose Garden press conference, he also denigrated her intelligence:
— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) October 1, 2018
But the official White House transcript dismissed the video evidence and claimed that he said: “I know you’re not thanking; you never do.”
Official @WhiteHouse transcripts misquotes @POTUS today chiding @CeciliaVega (compare video to text). I was sitting just behind her in the Rose Garden and we all clearly heard him say: "I know you're not thinking. You never do.” https://t.co/Q2frFLjpKx pic.twitter.com/vIYoYOzXrS
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) October 2, 2018
White House issued a corrected transcript on Tuesday morning.