Donald Trump continued his assault on the White House Press Corp demanding respect while dressing down female reporters with insults. He said he may pull more press passes if reporters didn’t treat him with respect.
He called April D. Ryan, a correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, a “loser,” and continued:
“She doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing.”
Then he blew a gasket when Abby Phillip of CNN ask if he wanted the acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker to reign in the Mueller investigation. While we all know the correct response to her question, Trump dismissed her by saying
“What a stupid question. But I watch you a lot — you ask a lot of stupid questions.”
Finally, Trump went off on PBS correspondent Yamiche Alcindor when she tried to ask him about his statement whereby he called himself a nationalist. he replied,
“That’s a such racist question…why do I have my highest polls numbers among African/Americans…”
Sorry Mr. President, but you do not have the “highest poll numbers among African/Americans.” In fact, it wouldn’t be a surprise to find you had the worst polls numbers among that group.
Trump has become more emboldened in regards to attacking the American Press. He wants respect, but doesn’t give it. He wants to answer questions that only make him look good and feed his ego. Sorry again Mr. President but that’s not how it works, unless you work for a network like Fox.