CNN reporter Jim Acosta asked President Trump whether “one of our female colleagues” could be called on after he questioned the president at a Wednesday press conference in New York City, prompting Trump to question Acosta's protocol request.
"What does he mean by that," Trump asked.
In a series of crosstalk, during which Trump repeatedly asked him to “explain,” Acosta said he thought “it would be great if a female reporter would ask you a question about this issue.”
The president replied: “I wouldn’t mind that at all, no."
As Acosta began to speak again, Trump added: "Wouldn't make any difference to me."
The president did call on a female reporter after Acosta concluded his questioning.
The exchange occurred while the president held a news conference and was asked a number of questions regarding Thursday’s highly anticipated Capitol Hill hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who’s accused him of sexual assault.