Philip Rucker Wiki – Philip Rucker Biography
Philip Rucker is a reporter and the White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post, where he has been working since 2005. He currently covers the Trump administration for the Post, and has previously covered Trump’s successful 2016 presidential campaign and Mitt Romney’s unsuccessful 2012 presidential campaign.
Philip Rucker Age
He is 36 years old.
Philip Rucker Education
Rucker is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Savannah, Georgia, where he finished in 2002 as the valedictorian of his class. In 2017, he was given a Distinguished Alumni Award by the school. Rucker went to Yale University where he studied history and graduated in 2006.
Philip Rucker Career
Rucker worked as an editor as well as a reporter for Yale Daily News while he was a student. He interned at The Washington Post in 2005.
He was made The Washington Post reporter for the metro area in 2006. He was in this position until 2007 , then started working as the Maryland political reporter till 2018 and later that year he was appointed the National Political Reporter
He was in this position for two years until he was promoted to the post of Congressional Correspondent. During the administration of Barack Obama in 2014, he was appointed the White House Bureau Chief.
Rucker has done a remarkable job in his career. He has covered several political events with determination. He covered Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in 2012, the midterm elections in 2014, and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016. He was appointed the White House Bureau in 2014 so that he could cover the midterm elections and the presidential elections that took place two years after.
Philip Rucker Vs Donald Trump
President Donald Trump took aim at Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker during Thursday’s White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing. During the press conference, Trump spoke about the potential of warmer temperatures slowing down the spread of COVID-19. He also asked Dr. Deborah Birx, another member of the task force, to look into possibly using sunlight to kill the coronavirus.
During the press conference, Rucker said, “Respectfully sir, you’re the President and people tuning in to these briefings they want to get information and guidance, and want to know what to do. They’re not looking for rumors.”
Trump answered, “Hey Phil, I’m the President and you’re fake news. And you know what else I’ll say to you? I’ll say very nicely, I know you well. Because I know the guy, I see what he writes. He’s a total faker.” He then said that using sunlight and heat to kill the virus is just a suggestion.
The President said about the Department of Homeland Security’s Bill Bryan, “I’m just here to present talent. I’m here to present ideas because we want ideas to get rid of this thing. And if heat is good, and if sunlight is good, that’s a great thing as far as I’m concerned.”