White House Corrects Official Transcript of Trump’s ‘Thinking’ Jab at ABC’s Cecilia Vega


On Monday, we posted about President Donald Trump taking a swipe at ABC’s Cecilia Vega with the headline: “Did Trump Insult ABC News Reporter Cecilia Vega and Tell Her She ‘Never’ Thinks?” The original answer, according to the official White House transcript, was no. But now, amid criticism, that answer has changed.

The exchange between Trump and Vega, during a Monday news conference in the White House Rose Garden, went like this:

Trump: “She’s shocked that I picked her. She’s like in a state of shock.”

Vega: “I’m not. Thank you, Mr. President.”

Trump: “That’s okay, I know you’re not thinking. You never do.”

Vega: “I’m sorry?”

Trump: “No, go ahead.”

Originally, the White House quoted the president as saying “I know you’re not thanking,” instead of “I know you’re not thinking.”

But, as flagged by the Washington Post‘s Aaron Blake, the White House has amended the transcript:

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