White House reporter Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA in English; Communications
Ashley Parker is a White House reporter for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2017, after 11 years at the New York Times, where she covered the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns and Congress, among other things. Parker is also an on-air contributor to NBC News and MSNBC.
Honors & Awards:
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, 2018, for coverage of Russian interference
Throughout his career as a real estate magnate, a celebrity provocateur and a politician, Donald Trump has recoiled from being called the r-word, even though some of his actions and words have been plainly racist.
Ahead of his trip, the president dismissed critics who suggested his rhetoric on race and immigration is partly to blame for a rise in hate-inspired violence, saying “my rhetoric brings people together.”