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Trump Tells Reporter To Ask Question On Trade At Trade Press Conference

Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics
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President Donald Trump got into a back-and-forth with a reporter during a press conference at the White House over a renegotiated NAFTA trade deal.

The reporter asked about the Kavanaugh allegations during Trump’s announcement of the trade deal reached between U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Trump gave comments about how the deal was negotiated and how it will benefit American workers and industries. At one point, Trump called on Cecilia Vega from ABC News. “She is shocked that I picked her. She is in a state of shock,” Trump joked after calling on Vega.

“I’m not, thank you, Mr. President,” Vega replied.

Trump said, “I know you’re not thinking, you never do.”

Before saying, “I’m sorry,” the reporter began by asking about Trump’s tweets on Kavanaugh. “In a tweet this weekend, Mr. President, you said it’s incorrect to say you are limiting the scope of the FBI investigation,” Vega began, before being interrupted by Trump.

“What does that have to do with trade?” Trump asked. “I don’t mind answering the question, but I’d like to do the trade questions.”

After a back-and-forth with the reporter, Trump said, “How about talking about trade and … then we’ll do that later. Does anybody have a trade — go ahead?”

Vega said reluctantly, “Do you think your trade deal will pass through Congress?”

“I think so. We have other alternatives,” Trump said. “If they’re fair, which is a big question. If it’s fair on both sides. The Republicans love it. Industry loves it. Our country loves it.”

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