Trump has held one press conference since becoming president

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The day before Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July 2016, Republican candidate Donald Trump held a news conference.

He began by excoriating Clinton for having gone 235 days without holding a news conference and then spent an extended period of time fielding nearly 100 questions from members of the media. This was the news conference at which he famously invited Russia to release emails stolen from Clinton’s private email server, which the Russians didn’t do (although the emails they had stolen from the Democratic National Committee had just been released).

Since that day, July 27, 2016, Trump has held precisely two additional solo news conferences, one in January 2017 during the transition and one in February 2017, less than a month into his presidency.

Trump mocked Clinton for going 235 days without giving a news conference. As of Friday, it will have been 365 days — a year — since he has given one as president, as noted by the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs. We made this real-time tracker of how long it had been since a news conference shortly afterward.

Read entire article at The Washington Post

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