White House Bureau Chief Education: Yale University, B.A. in History, 2006
Philip Rucker is the White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post. He previously has covered Congress, the Obama White House, and the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns. Rucker also is a Political Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He joined The Post in 2005 as a local news reporter.
Honors & Awards:
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, 2018, for coverage of Russian interference
George Polk Award, 2018, for coverage of Russian interference
Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize, 2018, for distinguished reporting on the presidency
Sigma Delta Chi Award, 2018, for coverage of Russian interference
Professional Affiliations: Yale Daily News Foundation, Board Member
Administration officials are not actively planning for a recession because they do not believe one will occur, and they worry that making such plans would validate a negative narrative about the economy and precipitate a crash, according to people involved in internal discussions.
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.”