People often say the media doesn’t press Donald Trump enough to truly answer the actual question he was asked. Today, one Reuters reporter wouldn’t let the president off the hook as he clearly dodged his question. Jeff Mason asked: “What did you want President (Volodymyr) Zelensky to do about Vice President Biden and his son, Hunter.” Trump replied, “you talking to me?” Then things went downhill pretty quickly from there.
Best moments in this even for Trump batshit performance.
1. Him saying to the journalist he's just been insanely rude to "don't be rude."
2. Him saying to the journalist "ask the Finnish president a question" – when the guy does – see later in the thread – Trump answers it. https://t.co/61TUb74qxc
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) October 2, 2019
Washington Post national political reporter Michael Scherer commented, “Jeff Mason is a total pro. That was textbook. Play the tape in journalism schools.”
Watch the full press conference above.