President Donald Trump openly displayed the world what a deeply misogynistic leader he is by disrespecting two women reporters during a press conference.
The president said to one, “I know you’re not thinking. You never do.”
The second reporter was treated to Trump speaking over when she tried to follow up on his comments. He told her she’d “had enough” before refusing to respond to her.
It’s not enough for Trump to verbally berate women, he feels a need to elevate an accused sexual predator to the nation’s highest court. It’s a disgusting maelstrom of toxic woman-hating and it will end up inflicting generational damage on our democracy.
Trump calls on Cecilia Vega of ABC News. He says that she's shocked that he picked her. Then he adds, "That's OK. I know you're not thinking. You never do." (via ABC) pic.twitter.com/FnrIDeyqyN
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 1, 2018
Trump dismisses sexual assaults that occur in high school.
"I graduated from high school, and while I didn't drink, I saw people drinking. They drink beer, go crazy… Does that mean that they can't do something that they want to do with their lives? It's a very tough thing." pic.twitter.com/MQP0EZgyRc
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 1, 2018
Now, the women have taken to Twitter to hit back. ABC‘s Cecilia Vega pointed out that a news conference is intended for reporters to ask whatever questions they have and that it’s protected by the First Amendment.
A news conference means you get to ask whatever question you want to ask. #FirstAmendment
— Cecilia Vega (@CeciliaVega) October 1, 2018
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 1, 2018
These women should be commended for remaining steadfast in the face of unprecedented attacks from the White House. We need brave journalists like them to help our country survive the dire times we find ourselves in.