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NYT's White House Correspondent: Trump's Press Conferences 'More Democratic' Than Obama's

Reporters including Glenn Thrush, chief White House political correspondent for the The New York Times, left, sit in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House after being excluded from the meeting in Washington, DC. CNN, the New York Times and other news organizations were blocked Friday from a White House press briefing. White House blocks News Organizations from Press Briefing, Washington DC, USA - 24 Feb 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images)

The New York Times‘ chief White House correspondent, Glenn Thrush (who has been parodied on Saturday Night Live), said that he actually thinks Trump has been handing the press more justly than Obama did. He describes President Obama’s White House as having been very selective and dismissive when it came to press conferences. Thrush said, “I think Trump’s free-ranging press conferences are a lot more democratic than the way that Obama conducted them.” He really punched a hole in liberal doctrine, and said, “I think we can’t fall into this trap of hawking back to the Obama era as if it was this golden age.”

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