Jeff Mason Wiki – Jeff Mason Biography
Jeff Mason is a journalist and the White House correspondent for Reuters. He has been the White House correspondent for Reuters since 2009 and has interviewed both President Obama and President Trump. He also served as the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association from 2016-2017, standing up for press freedoms at the beginning of the Trump administration.
One of his first internships as a college student was for StreetWise, a newspaper sold by the homeless in Chicago. He began his journalism career in Frankfurt, Germany in 2000 as a stock market and airlines beat reporter for Reuters, after finishing a year as a Fulbright scholar in Berlin. He also did a stint in Brussels from 2004-2007 covering the European Union before returning to the United States in 2008 to cover that year’s presidential campaign.
He appears regularly on television to discuss political news. He teaches political journalism at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Northwestern University and is a former Fulbright scholar.
Jeff Mason Age
Jeff Mason was born on June 19, 1976, in Germany. His parents were stationed in Germany with the U.S. Air Force in the 1970s.
Jeff Mason has a twin bro, Brian.
‘Don’t talk to me that way’: Trump lashes
President Donald Trump on Thursday angrily admonished a reporter for asking him whether he would concede the election once the Electoral College formally votes to make Democrat Joe Biden the next president, calling the journalist a “lightweight.”
Trump evaded the question by arguing that the Electoral College would make “a mistake” by voting for Biden and leveled more baseless claims about voter fraud. As Trump continued to repeat unfounded claims, Jeff Mason of Reuters pressed him to answer whether he would concede.
“Don’t talk to me that way,” Trump snapped. “You’re just a lightweight. Don’t talk to me that way.”
Trump’s combative exchange with reporters after a Thanksgiving call with troops stationed overseas was the first time he took questions since he lost the Nov. 3 election more than three weeks ago.
“I’m the president of the United States. Don’t ever talk to the president that way,” Trump said as he continued to lash out at Mason before moving on to “another question.”
States must certify their votes before the Electoral College meets on Dec. 14 – many already have – and resolve all challenges to the outcome by Dec. 8.
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Though he said he would continue his legal fights over the election results in states such as Pennsylvania and Michigan, Trump later acknowledged that he would leave the White House if the Electoral College formally recognizes President-elect Biden.
“Certainly I will. Certainly I will. and you know that,” Trump said, adding that it would be “very hard” to concede.
The president’s remarks were his first in recognizing the need for a peaceful transfer of power, a question that has hung over the country since Biden was declared the winner.
Trump has previously clashed with Mason, a former president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, in several exchanges throughout his presidency. Trump mocked Mason in September when the reporter refused to take off his mask while asking the president a question.
He also argued with Mason last year during a press conference with Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö when Mason pressed Trump on his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the call that launched his impeachment.