Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton yet to hold single press conference in 2016
Posted on 05/31/2016 4:42:02 PM PDT by jazusamo
Hillary Clinton is 0-for-2016, having failed to hold any full press conferences this year fueling the perception that she is the most guarded major candidate in recent political history, in stark contrast with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Mr. Trump has held at least four full, formal press conferences this year, including one Tuesday, and has fielded questions at length from the flock of reporters covering his campaign on numerous occasions.
Mrs. Clinton took questions from the press traveling with her campaign once, in Minnesota in March, but hasnt held an organized press conference in six months.
She tries to control media by rationing access. He tries to control media by setting its agenda with provocative posts and tweets that are then the focus of freely given interviews, said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania who specializes in political communication.
Mrs. Clinton on Tuesday acknowledged that she hasnt held a press conference in nearly six months but promised that she would conduct one soon. She boasted that she has sat down for nearly 300 arranged interviews this year.
Mr. Trump, who has referred to the press as scum and sleaze, has shown a surprising willingness to answer questions in a press conference setting. He even holds press conferences almost solely to berate the reporters who cover him.
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What if she held a press conference and nobody came? OR what if a reporter asks her an embarrassing question?
Hillary gives the press the cold shoulder.
Trump gives the press the best ratings of their lives.
They love her, hate him.
Liberalism is a mental disease.
They surely do. The media want her in the WH so bad they can taste it.
Fear. Hillary lives in fear. But the FBI is closing in on her, no worries
There. Fixed it.
Don’t tell her it is a press conference.
Tell her they want her to do a promo for KEN-L RATION.
I don’t think Hillary really knows what is happening. She is totally handled to the point there is no real Hillary.
She lacks the stamina and mental acuity to have a real press conference like the one trump masterfully held today
The world’s most controlling bitch needs to be exposed by Trump for what she is...a boiling cauldron of hate and disdain for the stupid voters who continue to support the worst woman on the planet!
She has too much baggage to have pressers. This also makes her a bad campaigner and will cause her to lose.
Trump has had way more than 4 press conferences this year.
I totally agree, and lose by a lot.
“He even holds press conferences almost solely to berate the reporters who cover him.”
Just love it!!
Seems to me he held pressers after each primary, which has been pretty much weekly since the end of January, with only a few breaks in between.
The question I want to hear the press ask her is after she is out of contention for the Presidency, either by indictment or by resigning from the race under pressure.
“Ms. Clinton, how do you feel?”
And that's why we love him so. I still fondly remember Donald Rumsfeld vs the Press.
Trump should start a Free HRC! campaign.
Sam Donaldson versus RR......many were classic.
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