Hillary Clinton has been avoiding the press for nearly a year. Last week, that finally changed.
Clinton’s attitude toward the media has been notoriously shy. Even after she kicked off her presidential campaign, she hid from members of the press for weeks. Instead, she kicked off a “listening tour” where she hid inside small venues, far away from the mainstream media’s cameras.
At the time, many suggested that Clinton was already surrounded by too many scandals to face the press head-on. Unflattering questions about Benghazi were sure to make an appearance, and the Clinton team likely wanted to avoid such a negative beginning to a presidential campaign.
Unfortunately for Clinton, those scandals only grew. Her role in Benghazi turned into an even bigger scandal over her use of a private email server while Secretary of State. Emails once again became a key issue in her campaign when WikiLeaks released proof of rigging in the Democrat primary for Clinton.
Now, it’s been over 260 days since Hillary’s last press conference, and the pressure to face the media has been too great for even Clinton to ignore.
Last Friday, she finally met with the press — under one condition: no whites allowed.
Hillary Clinton finally faced the press last week, but the manner in which she’s decided to do so is indicative of her campaign so far.
Rather than embrace all of America, the perpetually-pandering Hillary Clinton decided to instead focus only on a couple minority groups.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will finally speak in front of members of the press Friday, but only to black and latino journalists.
Clinton is set to speak Friday in front of the a conference between the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists at the Washington Marriott in Washington, DC.
“It is notable that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has recognized the 2016 NABJ-NAHJ Convention as a vital gathering to discuss her platform and the issues impacting black and Latino communities,” group President Sarah Glover said in the official press release.
“Presidential nominees and U.S. presidents from both parties have attended NABJ annual conventions, including President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush, and presidential nominees Barack Obama, Bob Dole and Al Gore. We’re ecstatic to add the first woman nominee to our list,” she added.
While other nominees have attended these conventions, they were by no means the only conventions in which they faced the press. This year, it seems Hillary Clinton thinks that Black and Latino reporters are the only ones worthy of her presence.