Donald Trump Just Gave A Master Class In How To Play The Media
He promised to talk about the birther movement. Instead, journalists mostly participated in a commercial for his new hotel.By Kate Grumke | September 16, 2016
We're at Donald Trump's new hotel in Washington, D.C., and he just gave a master class in how to play the media. Trump held his first press conference at that hotel Friday — but he didn't take questions.
He's now got an address on Pennsylvania Avenue down the street from the White House and a fancy, gold-plated ballroom so he can speak directly to the press in one of the country's big media hubs.
And it's probably no coincidence he wants the press to generate some free buzz about the hotel.