Until Thanksgiving Day, we hadn’t seen President Donald Trump speak much — if at all — to any mainstream media hacks. But after a call with U.S. military leaders, as is tradition on Thanksgiving Day, the president entertained several questions from reporters and by the end of it, proved that he still has the fire within him.
According to the Washington Examiner, Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason interrupted the president and quizzed him on whether or not he would concede if the Electoral College declared former Vice President Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
Once Mason interrupted the president, Trump let it rip.
“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,” Trump snapped back.
The exchange between the two was so incredible that video clips of it immediately went viral. Watch below:
“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.”@realDonaldTrump tears into a reporter who snapped at him to “just answer the question or don’t” before moving on. pic.twitter.com/AMd8GQ7JU1
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 27, 2020
Not long after, another reporter asked essentially the same question of the president, inquiring as to whether or not he would concede if the Electoral College made Biden’s victory formal, to which Trump replied, “certainly.”
Twitter reaction to the exchange was intense, as the confrontation drew out thousands of Trump supporters and those who don’t support the president, all weighing in with their opinions on the heated exchange.
The reporter got what he deserved. In fact they deserve worse for their disrespectful mouths.
— Laura (@USAWakingUp) November 27, 2020
Same so called “reporter” that asked Biden what kind of ice cream did he get? Screw these rude idiots. Glad the President lit into this POC.
— Dan Garrison (@iamjumpingin) November 27, 2020
Good for him. Someone needs to put the arrogant communist media in their place.
— Just Me (@Heather43702801) November 27, 2020
Trump has remained insistent that the election was “rigged” due to allegations of widespread fraud in a number of key battleground states. The liberal mainstream media has worked overtime in their attempt to declare Biden the new president-elect, though there are a number of ongoing court battles in which the results are yet to be determined.
Many believe Trump’s chances of staying in the White House for a second term is a long shot, but many others believe it’s only a matter of proving the largest case of voter and ballot fraud in the history of America that will easily secure the president a second term.