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Trump Slammed For His 'Crass' Comments About Journalist Cokie Roberts After Her Death

Trump Slammed For His 'Crass' Comments About Journalist Cokie Roberts After Her Death
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Condolences and fond memories came flooding in after news broke that legendary journalist and author Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs "Cokie" Roberts recently passed away at age 75.

Journalists thanked her for her contribution to their field and the endless amount of people she inspired.

President Donald Trump, however, was holding a grudge.

Trump eulogized Roberts by...making it about himself, saying:

"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."

Just to compare, former President George W. Bush called Roberts "talented" and "fair."

Former President Barack Obama? "A trailblazer" and "a role model."

Trump and Roberts actually did meet—at least over the phone—during the 2016 presidential campaign, where Roberts asked then-Candidate Trump if he was "proud" that white teenagers were using his rhetoric to bully Hispanic teenagers.

Trump told Roberts her question was "nasty."

People couldn't help but roll their eyes at Trump's pettiness.

Fortunately, there were plenty of people to remember Roberts more reverently.

Rest in peace, Cokie.

Roberts' bestselling book We Are Our Mothers' Daughters: Revised and Expanded Edition is available here.


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