President Trump snapped at a reporter who tried interjecting on his comments about the election, referring to him as a “lightweight” and demanding he shows some respect.
The reporter has been identified in multiple outlets as Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason.
The media is portraying it as a meltdown when, in reality, it was a proper reminder to reporters who have shown zero respect for the President of the United States over the past four years exactly where they sit on the food chain.
Trump began with an observation that Biden’s election performance is remarkable in crucial swing states compared to Barack Obama’s past election performances, a fact that raises eyebrows in his view.
I gave a long news conference today after wishing the military a Happy Thanksgiving, & realized once again that the Fake News Media coordinates so that the real message of such a conference never gets out. Primary point made was that the 2020 Election was RIGGED, and that I WON!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2020
Trump Snaps at Lightweight Reporter Jeff Mason
Mason began by asking the President if he’d be willing to concede the election should the Electoral College votes for Biden.
“Just so you understand, this election was a fraud,” he said.
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“They have Biden beating Obama in areas that matter in terms of the election in swing states. And yet he’s losing to Obama all over the place,” Trump continued. “But he’s beating Obama in swing states which are states that mattered in terms of the election.”
Mason tried interrupting the President which didn’t work out too well for him. Trump quickly snaps back at the reporter over his lack of respect.
“Don’t talk to me that way,” Trump scolded. “You’re just a lightweight. Don’t talk to me that way. Don’t talk to …”
“I’m the President of the United States. Don’t ever talk to the president that way,” he continued before shifting to another question.
“I’m the president of the United States. Don’t ever talk to the president that way!” pic.twitter.com/8Ib1XXnffN
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) November 27, 2020
Trump’s Touchy Relationship With a Biased, Unprofessional Media
President Trump has had to repeatedly battle a biased, unprofessional media that stands as perhaps one of the most corrupt institutions in America today.
At a press conference earlier this year, CNN reporter Jim Acosta claimed his network’s reputation “on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours.”
The President wrecked him on a national stage.
CNN’s Jim Acosta: “Mr. President, I think our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours, sometimes.”pic.twitter.com/oyYEX3kW4a
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) February 25, 2020
Acosta, of course, struggled to recall the fact that his network had to settle a massive lawsuit with Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann after the cable news station smeared him as a racist for the crime of wearing a MAGA hat.
Or the fact that CNN once had a ‘journalist of the year’ forced to resign at another outlet after it was discovered he fabricated his stories “on a grand scale” for many years.
Or the fact that three of their reporters had to leave the network after the publication of a ‘fake news’ report on Russia that was later retracted.
Or the fact that they blatantly helped doctor a call transcript with Ukraine to help fuel impeachment.
Or the numerous other stories that were proven to be false.
There have been other reporters at other outlets that the President has had to put in their place.
A Yahoo News reporter in April was on the receiving end of a verbal tongue-lashing when he tried to corner the President with false data about coronavirus testing.
President @realDonaldTrump and Dr. Deborah Birx corrected fake news today from a Yahoo that works for Yahoo. Trump hammers the reporter and then a smiling Dr. Birx adds “Just check it again”. 😂 pic.twitter.com/XSZKIC4FC6
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) April 28, 2020
President Trump had to tell CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond that his network is “fake news” and explained to the reporter he was sorely lacking in a major area.
Jeremy Diamond: “More than 22 million Americans are unemployed and 40,000 have died from COVID-19. Is this the time for self-congratulation?”
Trump: “You’re fake news-you don’t have the brains you were born with-I’ve had the most unfair press in history.” pic.twitter.com/CLUbuCM4Oy
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 20, 2020
PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor was on the receiving end of several testy retorts by the President over the years.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) March 29, 2020
A study conducted by the Media Research Center recently shows biased media coverage very likely tilted the election in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.
President Trump has repeatedly warned Americans that the media is the “enemy of the people.”
They’ve more than proven him right over the past four years.
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