‘Don’t Ever Talk To The President That Way’: Trump Goes After Reporter, Calls Him ‘Lightweight’

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Shelby Talcott Senior White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump snapped at Reuters’ White House Correspondent Jeff Mason during a Thanksgiving press conference Thursday.

Mason began by asking Trump if he would concede the election if the electoral votes swayed towards President-elect Joe Biden. Trump responded by calling the election “a fraud,” and as he continued, Mason interrupted the president.

“Don’t talk to me that way,” Trump said. “You’re just a lightweight. Don’t talk to me that way. Don’t talk to –”

“I’m the President of the United States,” Trump continued. “Don’t ever talk to the president that way. Alright, I’m going to go with another question.”


Trump often goes after reporters during press conferences and has made comments towards Mason in the past. In October, the president poked fun at the Reuters reporter for wearing a face mask inside the Oval Office.

After Trump’s scolding, he opted to allow a female reporter to ask the next question. At that point, Trump confirmed that he will “certainly” leave the White House if the electoral college does elect Biden.

The president reiterated his belief that “massive fraud” went on during the election and compared the election to that of “a third-world country.” (RELATED: Trump Says He’ll Rally In Georgia For Loeffler And Perdue On December 5)