Speed Reads

Don't Meet the Press

Donald Trump hasn't held a press conference in exactly 4 months

President-elect Donald Trump's last press conference was on July 27, exactly four months ago. He began that wide-ranging news gathering, during the Democratic National Convention, by saying, "So, it's been 235 days since crooked Hillary Clinton has had a press conference," Phillip Bump notes at The Washington Post. That last press conference was most notable, however, for Trump's encouraging Russia to hack Clinton's emails. Bump lists some of the big controversies and events Trump has avoided facing the press about in the 123 days since he last took questions from reporters, including his election. That's unusual, he added, since "most presidents-elect hold one within a few days of winning the election."