Trump escapes tough questions by ignoring big media journalists

That's stunning given not only how central the Russian Federation story has been to the political narrative over these past five days but also because it has major repercussions on our national security and America's place in the world - two key focuses for Trump's presidency.

During a press conference on Monday before Flynn's resignation, Trump selected reporters from The Daily Caller and Sinclair media, outlets generally considered sympathetic to Trump's presidency.

President Trump's press conference Thursday may have been billed as an announcement about new labor secretary nominee Alex Acosta, but it was so much more than that.

On Thursday, President Trump delivered an impromptu press conference so unhinged, even for his lofty standards, that talking about it as if it were a discrete, coherent event is borderline impossible.

"They'll take this news conference, I'm actually having a very good time, OK? I don't know what he's focused on'".

What Jim Acosta said on CNN Wednesday is insanely ridiculous (I used those words in a southern, "Bless your heart" tone). "I don't see the, "Mainstream Media Entitlement Clause" inside". "People deserve that answer, at very least".

Trump called only on two smaller USA media organisations yesterday during a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Responding to an email from CNN requesting comment, Pavlich wrote, "I was at the presser as a reporter doing my job and have no interest in becoming the story".

That's a very unsafe precedent - and should worry you whether you voted for Trump, voted for Hillary Clinton or didn't vote at all in the 2016 election. Why?

"When you call it 'fake news, ' you're undermining confidence in our news media", Acosta said, adding that Trump was "undermining the people's faith in the First Amendment".

Mr Trump, a reality television star and real estate mogul who was elected as an outsider intent on change, opened a hastily arranged news conference to bash coverage by the news media.

"They may think this is being cute or strategic in terms of trying to shield the president from questions, but those questions can only be shielded for so long", Acosta said.

'Not you. Your organization's bad, Trump told Acosta as he tried to ask a question in January.

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