Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Presser After The Speech
This morning, Donald Trump is allegedly holding his first press conference since the election — a mere week or so before the inauguration that should be delayed, but won't be. Incredible.
We cats remember wondering if it would ever happen. And we're still wondering if it will happen. He's canceled before, you know.
But if it does happen, here are our questions-slash-predictions.
Will he radically change the format — for example, by having Sean Spicer or Kellyanne Conway "moderate"? (Calling on reporters and cutting off any questions they deem inappropriate.)
Will he only call on friendlies? (Who's got the White House beat at Breitbart and Stormfront these days?) Will he answer any questions that aren't softballs?
Will he argue about the content, tone and facts behind the questions?
When he's ready to wrap up, will he call on someone he knows will ask an aggressive question, issue a pre-planned "up yours" and walk off?
Finally, will he take a question about something completely unrelated to Barack Obama and turn it into an attack on Obama's speech last night? We're betting on that one. In the meantime, we hope that the journalists will do their jobs, and demand that he answer the questions he tries to dodge. We cats HISS.