The president of the United States praised another of the journalists who did so by asking him
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has returned to live a row with journalists because of the pandemic. The last took place yesterday, during a press conference that was held in the gardens of the White House. Jeff Mason, a writer for the Reuters news agency, was about to ask him about John McCain when Trump stopped him cold. According to him, he could not understand what he was saying because of the mask, so he asked him to remove it. However, the journalist, reluctant to this request, refused and offered to speak louder. Thus, a tug of war began between the two that ended with a concise response from Trump to the reporter’s question.
Once he finished his response, the president gave way to the next intervention, in this case, for a Guardian Washington DC reporter, David Smith. The latter, just before asking his question, removed his mask and, as he began to speak, Trump cut him off, but this time with a totally different tone. “You sound so clear, unlike everyone else when they refuse,” the president commented. Thus, Trump made clear, once again, his discomfort with the Reuters editor. Less than two months before the US presidential elections, Donald Trump once again shows his differences with the media and with the way to protect himself against the pandemic.