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WHCA Chief Pleased with Trump Admin’s Treatment of the Press

Reuters’ Jeff Mason, who serves as the president of the White House Correspondents Association, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he is happy with the level of access reporters have had to the Trump administration thus far.

Blitzer asked Mason whether reporters covering the White House were satisfied with their level of access to the president and his top aides.

“Honestly, so far, things have gone pretty well,” Mason replied. “They’ve also had quite a few what we call pool sprays. That’s the group of journalists that go in to see the president when he signs the bill, or takes a couple of questions, and that is good access. There are still a lot of issues that we’ve been working on, but we’ve gotten off to a pretty decent start.”

Members of the media had expressed concern, even outrage, over how they might be treated under President Trump in the lead up to his presidency.