Here's Why You're Hearing So Much About Clinton And Press Conferences
The Democratic nominee hasn't held a press conference in 2016, while her opponent has held more than a dozen.By Lauren Stephenson | September 4, 2016
Hillary Clinton is likely reminded every day that she hasn't held a press conference in over 270 days.
To be fair, Clinton has done a number of one-on-one interviews and answered some questions from reporters during a convention of journalists last month. However, most journalists didn't consider that a press conference since the questions were pre-selected.
Most candidates hold press conferences. It's a way for the press to ask tough questions and get answers for voters. According to NBC News, Donald Trump has held 17 press conferences in 2016, not including the joint press conference he held with Mexico's president last week.