From Daily Mail
Reporters have had 16 chances in 2016 to grill Donald Trump in free-for-all press conferences
Hillary Clinton’s last such event was December 5, 2015 – 269 days ago
Since then, there have been three major terror attacks, Bernie Sanders became a phenomenon, the entire Democratic primary process played out, and the FBI issued a stinging rebuke over her classified emails
Clinton has given hundreds of interviews to hand-picked reporters but hasn’t taken the full brunt of the press corps the way Trump has
Donald Trump has held 16 formal press conferences this year, while Hillary Clinton has gone 259 days without allowing the media to have a similar chance to ask her questions.
Clinton’s last free-for-all presser was on December 5, 2015 – months before the first voters cast primary election ballots, and long before the FBI turned up the heat on her classified email scandal.
The lopsided press-conference scoreboard has become a consistent whipping boy for the Republican National Committee, which sends daily reminders to its largest media list.
FREE-FOR-ALL: DONALD TRUMP’S 2016 PRESS CONFERENCES
Donald Trump has held 16 formal, pre-announced press conferences this year, compared to zero for Hillary Clinton
January 16 – Las Vegas, NV
January 26 – Marshalltown, IA
February 2 – Milford, NH
February 15 – Charleston, SC
February 25 – Fort Worth, TX
March 1 – Palm Beach, FL
March 5 – West Palm Beach, FL
March 8 – Jupiter, FL
March 11 – Palm Beach, FL
March 21 – Washington, DC
April 17 – Staten Island, NY
April 27 – New York, NY
May 26 – Bismarck, ND
May 31 – New York, NY
June 24 – Turnberry, Scotland
July 27 – Doral, FL
‘Clinton owes the American people explanations on a number of issues,’ the RNC’s reminder read on Tuesday.
The GOP email listed: ‘[W]hy she broke ethics agreements regarding foreign donations to her family foundation, why she gave preferential treatment to foundation donors as secretary of state, and why she should be believed that her off-the-books secret server wasn’t designed purely to cover up the shady pay-to-play politics between the State Department and her family foundation.’
‘It’s time for Hillary Clinton to hold a press conference. Hillary Clinton has not held a press conference in 269 days.’
In the intervening months, there have been three major terror attacks – in Nice, France; Brussels, Belgium; and Orlando, Florida – and the entire Democratic primary process played out.
Reporters who are not in Clinton’s tight and friendly orbit also have not had a chance to ask her in a press conference about the FBI’s stinging rebuke over her classified emails, or about Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ rise to prominence.
She has also not faced press-conference scrutiny about the hacked emails that exposed a plot inside the Democratic National Committee to clear a path for her to win the nomination, or about accusations that her State Department engaged in a ‘pay for play’ scheme to grant favors to Clinton Foundation donors.
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