Hillary Clinton took questions today from reporters, but lest you think it was a press conference…
Hillary Clinton hasn't held a formal press conference in 244 days, when she took 7 Qs.
Absurd & embarrassing, really.
# via @albamonica
— Ari Melber MSNBC (@AriMelber) August 5, 2016
It is not.
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) August 5, 2016
Clinton introducer at #NABJNAHJ16 calls her Q-and-A a large press conference. It's not a press conference.
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) August 5, 2016
No, really: This room, which is enthusiastically applauding Clinton’s speech, is supposed to double as a “press conference” during Q&A.
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) August 5, 2016
However, one of the reporters present tried to encourage Clinton to hold pressers more often given it’s been so long since she held a formal one.
The Washington Post‘s Ed O’Keefe said at the not-a-press-conference, “On behalf of all of us, we encourage you to do this more often with reporters across the country, especially those news organizations who travel with you everywhere you go.”
He proceeded to ask her about how untrustworthy people find her.
Watch above, via CNN.
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