When Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992, he waited nine days to give a press conference, the longest any president-elect had waited since 1976 — until Donald Trump. The incoming president is now 44 days past Election Day without a press conference and a whopping 148 days since his last traditional audience with the media.
But once he's in office, the press will be able to talk to the president-elect every day, promised newly-minted Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway on Thursday. "This will be a traditional White House in the sense you will have a great deal of press availability on a daily basis and you'll have a president who continues to be engaged with the press," she said, a pledge Americans might be forgiven for greeting with skepticism after eight years of the "most transparent administration" ever.
Watch Conway's remarks in context below. Bonnie Kristian