"I'm not, thank you Mr. President", Vega replied, which the president apparently misheard as, "I'm not thinking, Mr. President".
Trump initially refused to answer Vega's question on Kavanaugh, though he later called on her again to address the topic.
An official transcript distributed on Monday evening showed the President telling a female senior correspondent she wasn't "thanking" when he called on her, an odd construction that bore little resemblance to what the President is heard on video saying. When confronted with questions about the sexual assault investigation that his supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is now undergoing, Trump's demeanor changed, and he became rather defensive.
Later, Trump returned to Collins, but cut her off once more when she attempted to follow up on her question. She describes herself on her Twitter profile as someone who is "covering that big house in Washington for ABC News".
"What does that have to do with trade?"The US President said".
Following the conference, Vega posted a tweet stating that any question can be asked at press conferences but did not comment on Trump's "You never do" remark. "A news conference means you get to ask whatever question you want to ask #FirstAmendment", she wrote.
No, go ahead. Go ahead.Do you have a question on trade? It no longer had a reference to "thanking", and instead affirmed that Trump said the reporter was "never thinking".
Trump waved his finger at CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins, yelling, "Don't do that!" "You've had enough. You've really had enough".
President Barack Obama's press team issued a revision following March 2016 a meeting with financial regulators.
At another point in the press conference, the President broadly attacked the media, saying: "I think the press has treated me unbelievably unfairly". "I'm not giving it to you".