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
With his denial of the outcome, Trump endangered America’s democracy, threatened to undermine national security and public health, and duped supporters into believing, perhaps permanently, that Biden was elected illegitimately.
In a nod to the reality that he is destined to leave office in January, the president is seriously contemplating life beyond the White House, telling advisers he wants to remain an omnipresent force in politics and the media.
As the president kept up his conspiratorial allegations of voter fraud without providing any substantiating evidence, Republican officials and allies splintered between nudging him to accept defeat and encouraging him to fight.