Wash Post reporter: Trump asked us to run electoral map on front page

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A Washington Post reporter says President Trump asked the newspaper to run the 2016 electoral map on the front page to mark his 100th day in office.

The Post’s White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker on Friday said that Trump pulled out a copy of the map during an interview this week and asked for it to be included on the front page alongside the interview story.

“He brought out the map, he said, ‘Aren’t you impressed by this map?’ ” Rucker told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.

{mosads}”He encouraged me to take it home to my colleagues at the Washington Post and try to run it on the front page of our newspaper. I think he was sort of playing there, but it speaks to the pride that he has in that map.”

Trump has done a series interviews this week to mark his 100th day as president, which is Saturday.

On Friday, a Reuters reporter said Trump similarly interrupted an interview to show a map with the latest figures from the 2016 election.

“[Trump] sort of interrupted himself and handed out this map of the Electoral College and said that these were the latest figures of the areas in the country that he had won in 2016,” Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason said Friday on CNN’s “New Day.”

“So it was just clear that the election, even five months after — he’s been in office nearly 100 days and gone through the transition — remains very much on his mind.”


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