Trump Repeatedly Interrupts Female Reporter After She Questions Him About Message He’s Sending to Women
During a rare solo press conference from New York City on Wednesday, President Donald Trump was asked by Sky News reporter Hannah Thomas-Peter about the message that it was sending women when he referred to the Kavanaugh accusations as a “con job.”
Trump responded by repeatedly interrupting the reporter and mansplaining the meaning of “con job.”
It all started when Trump first identified the female reporter as “the one that was nodding with every nice thing I said.”
She replied it was a habit of hers.
Then, the reporter asked this: “Are you at all concerned at the message that is being sent to the women who are watching this when you use language like ‘con job’ in relation to allegations of sexual assault?”
“That’s like probably the nicest phrase I’ve ever used. I mean, con job. it is. It’s a con job,” he said, seemingly dismissing her concerns and speaking over her. “You know, confidence. It’s a confidence job. but they — it’s a con job by the Democrats. they know it.”
The Sky News reporter then tried to ask, “What about the message that’s being sent to women who are watching?”
Trump interrupted her again.
“They did the same thing with the Russia investigation. They tried to convince people that I had something to do with Russia. There was no collusion, think of it,” he began before noting con job was “not a bad term.”
“Are you worried…” the reporter tried again, but Trump talked over her again.
Then, the president finally made mention of women, but only to say they are “so angry” by the accusations being made.
“I’ll tell you this. the people that have complained to me about it the most, about what’s happening, are women. women are very angry. you know, I got 52% with women. everyone said this couldn’t happen. 52% — women are so angry…Let her have her day in court. Let somebody else have a day in court. But the ones that I find — I mean, I have men that don’t like it but I have women that are incensed at what’s going on.”