Trump calls female reporter ‘so obnoxious’ for questions on North Korea
President Trump called a CBS News female reporter “so obnoxious” while taking questions on the White House lawn on Friday morning.
“Quiet,” Trump said to CBS correspondent Weijia Jiang while several reporters attempted to ask questions.
“She’s so obnoxious,” the president added to someone standing next to him before saying again to Jiang, “Quiet.”
“Quiet!” President Trump says to a reporter: “She’s so obnoxious. Quiet.” pic.twitter.com/nZE0bUPGoP
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 15, 2018
Jiang shared on Twitter that she was the reporter in question, stating that Trump told her to “be quiet at least five times” after calling her obnoxious, but did credit the president for answering “plenty of our questions.”
.@realDonaldTrump told me I was obnoxious and and to be quiet at least 5x, but to his credit he did answer plenty of our questions. https://t.co/LhiEeTGSFy
— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) June 15, 2018
Jiang said on Twitter she was trying to ask Trump “why he declared the nuclear threat from North Korea was already ‘over.'”
Friday marked the second time in four days Trump has taken questions from the press. The impromptu press conference happened when, in an unscheduled appearance, Trump left the White House unexpectedly on Friday morning to appear live on “Fox & Friends.”
Before Tuesday’s press conference in Singapore, Trump had held several joint press conferences primarily with other world leaders but hadn’t hosted a solo press conference since February 2017.
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