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PoliticsTrump says Cokie Roberts 'never treated me nicely’ but 'was a professional'

23:45  17 september  2019
23:45  17 september  2019 Source:   news.yahoo.com

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President Trump responded to news of the death of renowned ABC News journalist and NPR political commentator Cokie Roberts by wishing her family well — and by saying he “never treated me well.”

Trump says Cokie Roberts 'never treated me nicely’ but 'was a professional'© Provided by Oath Inc. President Trump and Cokie Roberts. (Photos: Patrick Semansky/AP, Heidi Gutman/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

“I never met her. She never treated me nicely,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One during a flight from during the flight from Albuquerque to Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday afternoon. “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.”

Legendary ABC News political journalist Cokie Roberts dies at age 75

Legendary ABC News political journalist Cokie Roberts dies at age 75 Legendary ABC News political journalist Cokie Roberts dies at age 75

Roberts, 75, died of complications from breast cancer on Tuesday morning, her family said. She is survived by her husband, fellow journalist Steven Roberts, their two children and six grandchildren.

The three-time Emmy award winner and former co-anchor of ABC’s “This Week” began her career as a reporter for National Public Radio in 1978. Roberts was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress in 2008.

It’s unclear what alleged mistreatment Trump was referring to in his remarks. In November 2015, he took issue with Roberts’ predictions in a tweet that misspelled her first name.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway offered her respects on Twitter.

“Cokie Roberts was kind,” Conway tweeted. “She disagreed agreeably. Cokie listened, offered advice, showed patience and poise, worked hard, put faith & family first. God bless. RIP.”

Trump’s predecessors each released statements in memory of Roberts earlier Tuesday.

“Michelle and I are sad to hear about the passing of Cokie Roberts,” former President Barack Obama said in a statement. “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.”

“We are deeply saddened that Cokie Roberts is no longer with us,” former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush said in a joint statement. “She covered us for decades as a talented, tough, and fair reporter. We respected her drive and appreciated her humor. She became a friend. We know Steve, their children, and grandchildren are heartbroken. They have our sincere sympathies.”

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Cokie Roberts was the best of old-school journalism Young journalists should emulate Cokie Roberts. Actually, all people, of all trades, should emulate her. She made the public square a better place. Other news obituaries will note Roberts’ pedigree: Her father, Hale Boggs of Louisiana, was U.S. House Majority Leader when his small plane disappeared in the Alaskan mountains in 1972. Her mother, Lindy, succeeded her late husband in the House until 1990, and later became ambassador to the Vatican.

“I liked and respected Cokie Roberts very much,” former President Bill Clinton tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “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.”

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