White House Restores Altered Insult In Transcript To Original

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 W... 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) MORE LESS
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October 2, 2018 8:11 am
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A transcript from Monday’s freewheeling press conference, which was previously altered to cover up a line in which President Donald Trump criticized a reporter, has been restored to its original form.

Earlier on Tuesday, The White House had changed the word “thinking” to “thanking” in the transcript, blunting the insult the President aimed at ABC’s Cecilia Vega.

According to the Daily Beast, the recorded moment where he says: “I know you’re not thinking. You never do” is changed to “I know you’re not thanking. You never do.”

When Trump first called on her, he joked: “She’s shocked that I picked her, she’s in a state of shock.”

As she got her bearings with her notes she responded: “I’m not — thank you, Mr. President” which he apparently mistook as “I’m not thinking, Mr. President,” prompting the insult.

At the moment, his comment visibly took Vega by surprise before she asked “excuse me?” and he brushed her off and brusquely told her to continue. He then declined to answer her question.

Trump was notably terse and ill-tempered with female reporters at the press conference, even after the exchange with Vega.

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