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Politics Trump snapped at a reporter quizzing him about his election defeat and said: 'Don't ever talk to the president that way'

13:51  27 november  2020
13:51  27 november  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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US President Donald Trump snapped back at a reporter on Thursday, calling him a "lightweight" as he objected to the president 's unfounded claims of election fraud. Speaking from the White House at a Thanksgiving press conference Trump was answering a question on whether the electoral college

President Donald Trump said for the first time Thursday he will leave office if the Electoral College votes for President -elect Joe Biden but made clear he's not prepared to concede. Pressed on his comments, Trump snapped at the reporter . Don ' t ever talk to the president that way ," he said .

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  • President Trump snapped at a White House reporter on Thursday, calling him a 'lightweight' after he was asked if he would concede to President-elect Joe Biden.
  • 'Don't talk to me that way. You're just a lightweight. Don't talk to — I'm the president of the United States. Don't ever talk to the president that way,' Trump told the reporter Jeff Mason.
  • During the exchange, the president said that it would be a "very hard thing to concede" to Biden, but said he would "certainly" leave the White House in January if the Electoral College voted for Biden next month.
  • Trump tweeted on Monday that he had told the General Services Administration to begin the formal process of transition, but said afterwards that he would "never concede."
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President Trump snapped at a White House reporter and called them a "lightweight" after they asked him whether he would concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden.

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Don ' t ever talk to the president that way . I'm going to go with another question," Trump chided Mason. Don ' t talk to me that way . You're just a lightweight," Trump said as Mason was asking a President -elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden recorded a special message for Thanksgiving

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"Don't talk to me that way. You're just a lightweight. Don't talk to — I'm the president of the United States. Don't ever talk to the president that way," President Trump told Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason on Thursday.

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.

During the exchange, the president also said that it would be a "very hard thing to concede" to President-elect Biden, but said he would leave the White House in January if the Electoral College voted for Biden on December 14.

"Certainly I will. Certainly I will, and you know that," Trump told a reporter who asked him if he would leave the White House.

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Even with President Donald Trump still refusing to concede the election , President -elect Joe Biden will launch an aggressive plan on Monday to control the pandemic that is escalating at an alarming rate and will define his administration as soon as he takes office.

The president and his supporters have lodged a number of legal challenges over the election , but most have been dismissed. Mr Biden has already announced his choice of top officials for when he takes over from Donald Trump in January and said that co-operation from the White House over the

Trump tweeted on Monday that he had told the General Services Administration to begin the formal process of transition, but said afterwards that he would "never concede."

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.

Trump repeated those claims on Thursday, falsely saying that "massive fraud has been found" in the voting process and likening the US to a "third-world country."

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.

He reportedly allowed the process of transition to begin after he was assured by aides that he would never formally have to concede defeat to Biden.

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