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Jeff Mason

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

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Exclusive: Trump says terminating NAFTA would yield the 'best deal' in renegotiations

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement would result in the "best deal" to revamp the 24-year-old trade pact with Canada and Mexico in favour of U.S. interests. | Video

18 Jan 2018

Exclusive: Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

WASHINGTON Do not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to hit the gym, despite his doctor's orders. | Video

18 Jan 2018

Exclusive: Trump considers big 'fine' over China intellectual property theft

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States was considering a big "fine" as part of a probe into China's alleged theft of intellectual property, the clearest indication yet that his administration will take retaliatory trade action against China.

18 Jan 2018

Exclusive: Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions; says U.S. needs more missile defence

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump complained on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea to evade international sanctions, signalling frustration with a country he had hoped to forge friendly relations with after his 2016 election win. | Video

16 Jan 2018

Trump blames U.S. Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blamed Senator Dick Durbin for blowing up talks on a deal to help immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and said the Democratic lawmaker misrepresented his comments about Haiti and African countries.

10 Jan 2018

'Drain the Swamp' Trump suggests reviving 'earmarks' in Congress

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump unexpectedly suggested on Tuesday that bringing back congressional "earmarks," spending habits that were banished six years ago from the federal budget process, might help an often deadlocked U.S. Congress get things done. | Video

10 Jan 2018

Trump promises to 'take the heat' for broad immigration deal

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was ready to accept an onslaught of criticism if lawmakers tackle broad immigration reforms after an initial deal to help the young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers and build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.

10 Jan 2018

'Drain the Swamp' Trump suggests reviving 'earmarks' in U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 President Donald Trump unexpectedly suggested on Tuesday that bringing back congressional "earmarks," spending habits that were banished six years ago from the federal budget process, might help an often deadlocked U.S. Congress get things done.

09 Jan 2018

Trump would welcome challenge from Oprah Winfrey for president

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE U.S. President Donald Trump would gladly face Oprah Winfrey as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race, a White House spokesman said on Monday after social media buzz from her speech at an awards show thrust her name into the political arena. | Video

09 Jan 2018

Trump tells farmers he supports crop insurance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told farmers gathered in Tennessee that he supports crop insurance, signaling a possible shift from his proposals last year to shrink a program that many farmers rely on for funding their operations. | Video

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