Trump responds to Journalist Cokie Roberts' death by complaining she 'never treated me well' (VIDEO)
Journalist Cokie Roberts died on Tuesday from breast cancer and when President Donald Trump was informed about it, his response left much to be desired.
Trump was incapable of not mentioning himself.
Per press pool, Trump said: “I never met her. She never treated me nicely. But I would like to wish her family well. She was a professional and I respect professionals...Never treated me well, but I certainly respect her as a professional.”
Roberts was considered a legendary reporter and political commentator. She won countless awards, including three Emmys, throughout her long career.
Mrs. Roberts once asked Trump: "There has been incidents of white children claiming to their darker skin classmates that 'you'll be deported when Donald Trump is president.' There has been incidences of white kids at basketball games holding up signs to teams that have hispanic kids on them, saying we're going to build a wall to keep you out. Are you proud of that?"
Trump: Well, I think your question is a very nasty question.
When he tried to get around it, she just kept coming back at him. She wasn't afraid to ask the tough questions or to put politicians in their place.
"We will miss Cokie beyond measure, both for her contributions and for her love and kindness," her family said in a statement.
"Cokie Roberts will be dearly missed," said James Goldston, president of ABC News. "Cokie's kindness, generosity, sharp intellect and thoughtful take on the big issues of the day made ABC a better place and all of us better journalists."
Roberts was "a true pioneer for women in journalism," Goldston said, "well-regarded for her insightful analysis of politics and policy in Washington, D.C., countless newsmaking interviews, and, notably, her unwavering support for generations of young women — and men — who would follow in her footsteps."