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Did Trump say ‘thanking’ or ‘thinking’ to this reporter?

Did Trump say ‘thanking’ or ‘thinking’ to this reporter?

In July the White House updated its transcript of Trump's Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin, restoring one question an American journalist asked the Russian president.

Critics of President Donald Trump berated him Monday for his insult to reporter Cecilia Vega, who was attempting to ask him a question at the Rose Garden.

"She's shocked that I picked her, she's like in a state of shock", Trump said.

Trump called on Cecilia Vega, a White House reporter for ABC News, before musing about her aloud. "Like in a state of shock".

"I'm not", she said as she began her question.

Trump: "That's OK, I know you're not thinking".

I know you're not thanking.

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'Yeah, I would like to do it, ' Trump responded, seeming confused enough that a Republican congressman had to step in and clarify what Feinstein meant. He immediately looked down, seemingly regretting his needless slight. When she asked about reports that the White House is limiting the scope of the investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Trump objected, telling Vega he would prefer to talk about his trade deal.

Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor.

Trump again lashed out at the media over their coverage of Kavanaugh and also referenced a Democratic senator in weird threat: "I've seen that person in very, very bad situations, somewhat compromising".

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.

"I never drink", the president said, adding that not drinking might be his best quality. Trump sidestepped the question, admonishing Vega in the process for not sticking to the topic of the press conference, which was trade.

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He later cut off another journalist who asked what the Trump administration is doing to prevent future mass shootings. "But, you know, I'd like to do the trade questions, too".