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Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

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President Donald Trump shut down a second female reporter for attempting to ask a question about Brett Kavanaugh in the Rose Garden on Monday, by scolding CNN’s Kaitlan Collins for asking about reports that the White House is limiting the scope of the FBI probe into Kavanaugh.

“Don’t do that, that’s not nice,” he said, as he wagged his finger at her.

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President Donald Trump commented on the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford for the first time on Friday, calling her a “very fine woman” who gave a “very compelling” testimony.

“I thought her testimony was very compelling and she looks like a very fine woman to me, very fine woman,” he told reporters. “And I thought that Brett’s testimony likewise was really something that I hadn’t seen before. It was an incredible moment I think in the history of our country. But certainly she was a very credible witness. She was very good in many respects.”

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