White House correspondent explains how Donald Trump ended up bailing on his own press conference

On Monday we saw one of the most surreal and disturbing moments in White House press conference history, when Donald Trump made a racist remark about CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang, then called on CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins, only to change his mind, try to call on someone else, and then give up and sheepishly walk out.

Of course we only saw the event from the camera’s perspective. PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor was the reporter in the back whom Trump tried to call on after he changed his mind about taking Collins’ question. Here’s how Alcindor says it went down:

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So there were actually three strong women doing their jobs well, who collectively sent Donald Trump over the edge and prompted him to cut and run. In addition to being a sexist, a racist, and a bully, Trump is also an easily triggered coward.

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