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Katie Couric: ‘Women Are Sacrificial Lambs’ in Donald Trump Interviews

In recent months, former Donald Trump has had high-profile clashes with female interviewers, including CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, NBC’s Kristen Welker, and SiriusXM’s Megyn Kelly. Former news anchor Katie Couric believes there’s a correlation between those media members.

Couric spoke at the Texas Tribune Festival last week and made the claim that Trump is a difficult person to interview, before sharing her disappointment that female journalists are often the ones put in the position of interviewing the volatile subject.

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“I think that it’s very, very difficult for a journalist — and we saw this with the CNN town hall, more recently on Meet the Press — for a journalist to interview Donald Trump because he ignores every question and he’s just like a bulldozer,” said Katie Couric. “He just doesn’t listen to the questions and just talks over you and repeats lies and you can try to correct him.

“And I really don’t appreciate that the women are the sacrificial lambs in these situations. I think it’s because he’s sexist and he rolls over women more…But I think he refuses to interview with men because I think probably some of his female interrogators are more polite,” she continued. “I don’t know what it is… I don’t know. It’s tricky. It’s very, very tricky.”

Just last week, Trump called Megyn Kelly “nasty” after his interview with the SiriusXM host. Kelly famously pressed Trump during a 2015 debate about his conduct toward women. New Meet the Press moderator Kristen Welker was widely panned for her performance in the interview with Trump earlier this month.

Additionally, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins drew reaction from both sides of the political aisle during her town hall event with the former President earlier this year. The 45th President called her “a nasty woman” to her face during the event.

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