Trump has attacked black women like House members Maxine Waters and Frederica Wilson. In the last few days, he has attacked reporters April Ryan (who he has criticized before), Yamiche Alcindor and Abby Phillip.
Trump is a bigot and a liar. He is also an opponent of the free press. Abby Phillip’s question today was very appropriate – it wasn’t stupid.
Trump, this is the 3rd black female reporter you’ve disrespected this week. Why can’t you just answer questions from competent reporters @AprilDRyan @Yamiche @abbydphillip. Why are you so intimidated by professional black women? https://t.co/Rt4cR8EHDP
— Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) November 9, 2018
.@AprilDRyan, @abbydphillip, @Yamiche – among finest reporters covering the White House, plus April on the beat for decades. @realDonaldTrump's vitriol lodged against them, @Acosta, @PeterAlexander is unacceptable.
Mr. President, professionalism please. Abby is brilliant btw. pic.twitter.com/t3qJ8TxZxX
— Sarah Glover (@sarah4nabj) November 9, 2018
There are embarrassingly few black and hispanic reporters in the WH press corps and four have been personally insulted by the President this week https://t.co/YELssFmFrC
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) November 9, 2018
For the record, @abbydphillip is a talented, hard-working and most especially fair journalist. She asks many smart questions. Her question this morning about reining in Mueller not only was smart, it was important.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) November 9, 2018
That makes three black women journalists he has berated just in the last 48 hours. (Not to mention the consistent attacks on black women’s intelligence…) https://t.co/5pCCgmbiJG
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) November 9, 2018
Asked about Jim Acosta, Trump brings up April Ryan, and questions the competency of a Black person for the third time in a week: "I mean, you talk about somebody that's a loser. She doesn't know what the hell she's doing."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 9, 2018
Trump complains about disrespect then when @abbydphillip, a total pro, respectfully asks if he wants Whitaker to rein in Mueller, he says, “What a stupid question. But I watch you a lot. You ask a lot of stupid questions.” And he didn’t answer the question. But we'll keep asking.
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) November 9, 2018
in other words Trump lashed out at Abby because her question hit the bullseye https://t.co/8VdaWZrfDu
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 10, 2018
MORNING READ: I wrote about the President’s ugly verbal attacks on Black women. I encourage you to read it. https://t.co/LMgcFWNdBH
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) November 14, 2018