Trump warns reporter: Don't ever talk to the president that way

Trump warns reporter: Don't ever talk to the president that way

- President Donald Trump's occasional outbursts during White House press briefings have been well-documented

- The US president has had a rather stormy relationship with several White House correspondents

- On Thursday, November 26, Trump had a verbal confrontation with another reporter

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President Donald Trump snapped at a White House reporter on Thursday, November 26 calling him a 'lightweight.'

The reporter had asked Trump if he would concede to President-elect Joe Biden, a question that obviously rattled the US president.

Trump warns reporter: Don't ever talk to the president that way
President Trump has not had a smooth relationship with White House reporters. Photo credit: @CNBC
Source: Twitter

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Business Insider quoted Trump as saying:

“Don't talk to me that way. You're just a lightweight. I'm the president of the United States. Don't ever talk to the president that way.”

During the exchange, the US president said that it would be a difficult decision for him to concede defeat to Biden.

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He, however, said he would leave the White House in January if the electoral college decision favours Biden.

It came after a heated exchange at the White House during which Mason asked the outgoing president whether he would concede if the Electoral College voted for Biden after winning the election earlier this month.

The president has consistently refused to concede the election to Biden, citing conspiracy theories and false information which suggests the election was rigged against him.

Biden won the election by 306 electoral college votes to Trump's 232 and is also projected to have won the popular vote by a margin of more than 6 million.

Earlier, after weeks of dragging, President Donald Trump agreed that a transition process should take place.

The US president gave the green light for the General Services Administration (GSA) to do the needful in ascertaining that Biden won the election.

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Meanwhile, there are indications that President Trump will implement far-reaching policies before he exits the White House in January 2021.

Already, the US president is reportedly seeking ways to end birthright citizenship before he leaves office by signing an executive order to end it.

Under current law, all babies born in the United States are automatically granted citizenship, regardless of whether or not their parents are American but that may change.

Similarly, the Trump administration has tightened its rules on tourist and business visas for 15 African countries, excluding Nigeria.

The US Department of State says the requirement will be implemented on a temporary basis for a period of six months between December and June as a pilot scheme to test run the policy.

It is envisaged that the move will serve as a deterrent to visitors overstaying visas given the prospective penalty of forfeiting the money.

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