The Trump campaign prodded the press to hold Clinton's feet to the fire over her lack of press conferences. For three weeks starting in late August,
the campaign sent out daily email blasts to members of the media, counting the days since Clinton's last press conference in emails with subject lines
starting "HIDING HILLARY: DAY" and followed by the number of days since the candidate's last press conference.
The media, whose jobs rely heavily on having access to question public figures, joined in. Even the Washington Post
, a newspaper that's broken
more Trump scandals than perhaps any other, put a widget on their site ticking off the days (accurate to the tenth of the day no less) since Hillary's
last press conference.
Why wasn't the candidate making herself available for questions by holding press conferences?
On August 24th, the RNC got involved, launching a website entitled Hillary's
Afraid of Questions
with a picture of Hillary Clinton over a very large counter with bold white numbers on an alarming red background. The
website skewers the candidate, accusing her dodging questions about the Clinton Foundation — questions that need to be answered!
Rest assured though — Donald Trump doesn't hide from press conferences, believe them!
Donald Trump on the other hand has held dozens of press conferences in 2016. Clearly one candidate is afraid of answering questions. With multiple
investigations, ethics scandals, and her inability to tell the truth constantly plaguing her campaign, it’s clear why Hillary would avoid the
Powerful stuff. A candidate who doesn't give press conferences is afraid of answering questions about ethics scandals. Candidates who can't tell the
truth avoid the press.
Only July 27th, Donald Trump held a news conference which he opened with a stark condemnation of Clinton and a pointed question to the members of the
"So, it's been 235 days since crooked Hillary Clinton has had a press conference. And you, as reporters who give her all of these glowing reports,
should ask yourselves why."
That was the last press conference that Donald Trump held
56 days ago
With the first presidential debate days away and the election a mere 47 days from now, the stakes are high. The questions are becoming more urgent and
fumbled answers harder to recover from. Clinton has come out of hiding. Despite the RNC not updating their website, she's held what? Three formal
press conferences and a handful of informal pressers?
What is Trump suddenly so afraid of?
Maybe I should have put scare quotes around the word suddenly
because as was predicted by many, Donald Trump still hasn't released his tax
returns. There's no strategically scheduled foreign intervention from Julian Assange and Putin's Russian intelligence apparatus to provide fodder for
the masses to question Trump. All we have are the investigations of a press that's been vilified by the egregiously anti-Freedom of the Press
authoritarian in the making, Donald Trump, who has his supporters declaring the likes of Breitbart
— his campaign's
official media apparatus and a delusional sycophant cashing in on clickbait and sucking up for a job — as the only trustworthy media outlets.
And now, as the press is uncovering scandals daily...
Trump is hiding from the questions.
How convenient. What a show of "strength."
edit on 2016-9-21 by theantediluvian because: (no reason given)