Trump Calls Female Reporter ‘So Obnoxious,’ Tells Her to Be Quiet At Least 5 Times
On Friday, President Donald Trump told a female reporter to be quiet at least five times. He also called her “so obnoxious.”
It all happened during Trump’s whirlwind media blitz on Friday and with plenty of cameras nearby was all caught on tape.
Video of the incident shows Trump singling out CBS News correspondent Weijia Jiang and telling her to be quiet at least five times, according to Jiang’s account.
Then, when she pressed POTUS on not calling out North Korea’s human rights violations he put his hand out towards her face and turned his head away.
Then he told another reporter,” she’s so obnoxious.”
Trump then threw in another scolding “quiet” for good measure.
Jiang talked about what happened on Twitter, giving it a somewhat positive spin, writing, Trump “told me I was obnoxious and to be quiet at least 5x, but to his credit he did answer plenty of our questions.”
— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) June 15, 2018
The White House, which has been increasingly adversarial towards the press, has not commented on the incident or otherwise remarked on Trump’s behavior towards Jiang.