A reporter who refused to remove his face mask while asking President Trump a question was lambasted after a photo surfaced of him smirking near colleagues wearing no mask.
President Trump fielded questions from reporters Monday following his Labor Day speech, but he had trouble hearing Reuters reporter Jeff Mason, whom he asked to remove his mask.
“You’re going to have to take that off, please,” the president told a barely audible Mason, who proceeded to fiddle with his face mask.
“You can take it off, you’re healthy… how many feet are you away?” the president asked Mason, who responds, “I’ll speak a lot louder.”
“Well,” Trump told him, “if you don’t take it off, you are very muffled. So, if you would take it off it would be a lot easier.”
“I’ll just speak a lot louder. Is that better?” Mason asked Trump, who begrudgingly replied with a sigh, “It’s… better.”