Trump Was A Real D*ck To Female Reporters At His Press Conference

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference to discuss a revised U.S. trade agreement with Mexico and Canada in the Rose Garden of the White House on October 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. U.S. and Canadian officials announced late Sunday night that a new deal, named the 'U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement,' or USMCA, had been reached to replace the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

I know this will come as a shock to many of you, but President Donald Trump does not much care for women. Oh, he likes grabbing them, and occasionally marrying them, but when it comes to respecting them, not so much.

On Monday, Trump’s misogyny was on full display when dealing with several female reporters during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. He said shockingly rude things and treated the women like children.

Activist Shannon Watts tweeted some video clips of the President’s behavior. In the first, a woman fails to start asking her question immediately when called on because she’s trying to get the microphone. Trump saw this as a sign of her lack of preparedness and did not hold back his insults.

In the video, Trump claims, mistakenly, that the reporter is in a “state of shock” after being called on. She quickly answers, “I’m not, thank you Mr. President.” He retaliates by saying “I know you’re not thinking, you never do.” It wasn’t clear if Trump was referring to that particular reporter, or to reporters in general, or to women in general. Either way, the reporter shot back, “I’m sorry?” but Trump ignored her and simply said, “Go ahead.”

As Watts stated in her tweet, this is indeed institutionalized misogyny.

That wasn’t the only time Trump was rude to a female reporter during the press conference (surprise!). He wagged his finger at another female reporter while saying “That’s not nice” when she tried to ask him a question about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh while Trump was still only interested in questions about trade. This is a woman trying to do her job, and look at how she’s treated by the President of the United States.

He also cuts off a woman asking him why it’s taken so long to get rid of bump stocks after the shooting in Las Vegas.

In her tweet thread, Watts points out the men standing behind the President who “laugh and smirk” as the women simply try to do their jobs of asking him questions. He really hates the press, but he might hate women even more.

She also gave a shout-out to Aaron Rupar, the Think Progress journalist who provided the video clips.

At the end of her thread, Watts thanks the journalists—Cecilia Vega and Kaitlan Collins— who were treated so rudely by the President, while also offering her gratitude to reporter April Ryan and other female reporters “who have dealt with this indignity every day for two years.”