Steve Holland

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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Trump set for China tariff announcement on Thursday, trade war fears grow

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will announce tariffs on Chinese imports on Thursday, a White House official said, in a move aimed at curbing theft of U.S. technology and likely to trigger retaliation from Beijing and stoke fears of a global trade war.

1:50am IST

Trump defends congratulatory phone call to Russia's Putin

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump defended his congratulations to Vladimir Putin on the Russian president's disputed re-election victory on Wednesday, saying he wants Putin's help in solving crises from North Korea to Syria and beyond.

21 Mar 2018

Despite warning signs, Trump says Republicans can keep House

WASHINGTON Despite signs that Democrats are in a strong position, U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to beat expectations and keep the House of Representatives in Republican control in the mid-term elections in November. | Video

21 Mar 2018

Trump praises U.S. military sales to Saudi as he welcomes crown prince

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump gave a warm welcome to Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday and credited U.S. defence sales to the Saudis with boosting American jobs, even as Riyadh's involvement in Yemen's civil war faced criticism. | Video

21 Mar 2018

Trump congratulates Putin on election, leaders look to meet soon

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election and said they would likely meet soon as relations between the two countries grow more strained over allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. electoral system.

20 Mar 2018

Iran, Yemen in focus as Trump and Saudi prince meet at White House

WASHINGTON, March 20 U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will discuss tensions with Iran and a Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen which has come under criticism in Congress when they meet on Tuesday.

17 Mar 2018

White House seeks to allay staff concerns about personnel changes

WASHINGTON White House Chief of Staff John Kelly assured aides to President Donald Trump on Friday that no immediate personnel changes were in the works, as he sought to tamp down a wave of uncertainty generated by persistent indications Trump wants more turnover. | Video

17 Mar 2018

Seoul aims for more talks about talks with N.Korea this month

SEOUL/WASHINGTON South Korea said on Friday it was seeking high-level talks this month with North Korea to prepare for a summit and that South Korean President Moon Jae-in may meet Donald Trump before the U.S. president's planned meeting with the North Korean leader.

17 Mar 2018

Trump's back-to-back visitors unlikely to solve Gulf dispute

WASHINGTON Saudi, Emirati and Qatari leaders will beat a path to U.S. President Donald Trump's door in the next few weeks for back-to-back visits that are unlikely to solve a long-running dispute among America's Gulf allies.

16 Mar 2018

U.S. sanctions Russians for meddling, but not Putin's oligarchs

WASHINGTON The United States slapped sanctions on Russian individuals and entities for U.S. election meddling and cyber attacks but put off targeting oligarchs and government officials close to President Vladimir Putin, prompting lawmakers in both parties to say President Donald Trump needs to do much more. | Video


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