4 U.S. presidents paid their respects to ABC Information’ longtime correspondent Cokie Roberts right this moment, however just one additionally whined in regards to the late reporter’s remedy of him. Any guesses?
“I never met her,” mentioned President Donald Trump to pool reporters aboard Air Power One right this moment. “She never treated me nicely. But I would like to wish her family well. She was a professional and I respect professionals. I respect you guys a lot, you people a lot. She was a real professional. Never treated me well, but I certainly respect her as a professional.”
The pool report famous that Trump’s 50-minute dialog with journalists throughout the Albuquerque-to-Mountain View was principally off the document, however the president did permit the Roberts feedback, amongst others, to be on the document.
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The previous presidents, introduced right here in chronological order, had been extra historically presidential of their eulogizing.
Invoice Clinton tweeted: “I liked and respected Cokie Roberts very much. She understood people and politics. For nearly half a century, she was an institution in American journalism — tough but fair, insightful, and with a voice all her own. She’ll be missed.”
George W. Bush, in a press release: “We are deeply saddened that Cokie Roberts is no longer with us. She covered us for decades as a talented, tough, and fair reporter. We respected her drive and appreciated her humor. She became a friend.”
Barack Obama, in a press release: “Michelle and I are sad to hear about the passing of Cokie Roberts. She was a trailblazing figure; a role model to young women at a time when the profession was still dominated by men; a constant over forty years of a shifting media landscape and changing world, informing voters about the issues of our time and mentoring young journalists every step of the way. She will be missed – and we send our condolences to her family.”