Donald Trump is traveling the country, giving speeches on policy and making himself completely available to the press. Hillary Clinton is hiding somewhere and hoping she can ride out the election season without having to answer any difficult questions.
Hiding Hillary Day 270: Trump to Mexico, Hillary Makes Rare Public Appearance
It has now been 270 days since Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton held a press conference.
Clinton emerged from a series of private fundraisers in the Hamptons to make a rare public appearance today. She spoke for less than an hour to the American Legion National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio and refused to take any unscripted questions.
Clinton has avoided any public event not carefully controlled by her campaign. Her last public appearance was six days ago and #HidingHillary isn’t scheduled to appear in public again until September 7th in New York City.
Hillary is trying to run out the clock but that strategy could backfire, especially because Trump is willing to make himself so visible.
For those keeping score at home, here’s the tally on press conferences this year:
It has been 270 days since Hillary Clinton held a press conference..
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) August 31, 2016
Kind of a big difference, no?