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Why don't male reporters challenge Trump to his face?

Weijia Jiang and Kaitlin Collins questioned Trump hard enough to make him walk out of his last phony covid press conference. He hasn't been back since. Now Michigan's AG Dana Nessel has him in a dither because confronted his disrespect and called him a 'petulant child'. OK, she's not a reporter but she's got more balls than any male reporter who has the opportunity to challenge him.

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by Anonymousreply 16Last Friday at 10:50 PM

I forgot about Phil Rucker! He is the only male reporter I've seen who has challenged Trump to his face -- Obamagate!

by Anonymousreply 1Last Friday at 7:57 AM

Brian Karem, a reporter from Playboy of all places, doesn't take any shit from Trump.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Friday at 7:58 AM

i love when he calls women he hates "wacky" on Twitter, like they're Lucy Ricardo or something.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Friday at 8:02 AM

They have. Jim Acosta was his nemesis for a while.

And while, yes, several bold women in the press pool have set a great example by appropriately challenging him, it’s also fair to note that he always calls on that woman sycophant from OAN, the Stepford Ladies of Fox News have been teabagging him for four years straight, and his most dedicated propagandists have been Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, Hope Hicks and now Kayleigh MacWhatever. Betsy DeVos is destroying the education system. Ivanka is Cersei Lannister.

I’ve always thought we would have a better world if women were in charge, but my God, these women have all changed my mind.

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by Anonymousreply 4Last Friday at 8:03 AM

Because majority of older white men (not all) support Trump, despite their protestations

That would trickle down to the male reporters (not all) as well.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Friday at 8:07 AM

Men are more intimated by perceived Alpha males, hierarchy, and access to power

by Anonymousreply 6Last Friday at 8:14 AM

R4 Fair enough. I wasn't implying anything beyond my observation that women seem to challenge him more than men. I was in no way defending the women who work for him vs women who challenge him which is comparing apples to oranges. And I forgot about how Jim Acosta pissed him off! Thank you for reminding me.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Friday at 8:15 AM

Simple -- there are no male reporters, at least not any who are not subservient to their white girl overlords.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Friday at 8:21 AM

[quote] Fair enough. I wasn't implying anything beyond my observation that women seem to challenge him more than men.

r4's point is utterly stupid. Of course there are women sycophants among the reporters. OP's point is that the reporters who consistently challenge him to his face are women. You don't see male reporters doing that at the press conferences right now. Every reporter should challenge him at every one of these conferences. Most reporters are men, so why don't they take him on?

by Anonymousreply 9Last Friday at 8:26 AM

[quote]They have. Jim Acosta was his nemesis for a while.

Jim Acosta was like an abused housewife for a bit there. Wasn't he the one that said that he saw a different trump who was genuinely scared about COVID at one news conference? Needless to say...

by Anonymousreply 10Last Friday at 8:30 AM

And let's not forget Paula Reid from CBS who agitated the shit out of him...

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by Anonymousreply 11Last Friday at 9:50 PM

I need to add that I've seen Jeff Mason from Reuters challenge Trump face to face. Very gutsy guy.

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by Anonymousreply 12Last Friday at 9:59 PM

I don't see why they all (regardless of their sex) don't challenge Trump. He gives them plenty of reasons every time he opens his mouth. I'm counting on the press to highlight his stupidity and bring out the truth, or as much as they can. Being polite and respectful isn't working.

This is their job. I've been waiting!

by Anonymousreply 13Last Friday at 10:03 PM

R13 I agree with you. The question is why do female reporters challenge Trump more than their male counterparts? Being polite and respectful isn't working, you're right.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Friday at 10:08 PM

I think Peter Alexander and Jeremy Diamond also asked him tough questions and pissed him off in the past.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Friday at 10:35 PM

Will people stop asking like this is a PM Time when he is required to answer questions? Press Briefings have a similar power dynamic to asking a tenured professor questions during class, you get what you get then fuck off. I remember Trump having a 3 year grudge against Jim Acosta. Females fit a great narrative, but the media don't work together which is how Trump can slip through questions. He also has no shame and will ignore a question or shut it all down.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Friday at 10:50 PM
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