Donald Trump Says The Late Cokie Roberts “Never Treated Me Nicely”; Presidents Express Respect

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Four U.S. presidents paid their respects to ABC News’ longtime correspondent Cokie Roberts today, but only one also whined about the late reporter’s treatment of him. Any guesses?

“I never met her,” President Donald Trump told pool reporters aboard Air Force One today. “She never treated me nicely. 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.”

Roberts died today due to complications from breast cancer.

The pool report noted that Trump’s 50-minute conversation with journalists during the Albuquerque-to-Mountain View flight mostly was off the record, but the president did allow the Roberts comments, among others, to be on the record.

The former commanders in chief, presented here in chronological order, were
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