Hillary Clinton hasn’t held a press conference in nearly 300 days, and when it’s been that long, we shouldn’t expect one any time soon — though her press secretary graciously promised she’ll hold one if she’s elected president.
After her coughing fit earlier today while stumping in Cleveland (which she joked happens whenever she thinks about Donald Trump), she took a handful of questions from reporters — and by a handful, we really mean a she could almost count them on her two hands. She only took 12 questions from reporters before excusing herself, using her cough as an excuse, as The Gateway Pundit reports:
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had to break off her gaggle with the traveling press on her campaign plane Monday afternoon after another coughing fit. Earlier in Cleveland Clinton had a strong coughing fit that forced her to struggle to give a Labor Day address.
Clinton returned to the press after several minutes, water bottle in hand according to tweets by ABC News reporter Liz Kreutz.
Plane has landed — and Clinton (water in hand) has just come back to finish the gaggle pic.twitter.com/r6eos9yptC
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) September 5, 2016
Clinton made statements about her new book & Russia/hacking, and then took 7 questions from reporters before excusing herself bc of a cough.— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) September 5, 2016
"One thing you know from my doctor letter is I have seasonal allergies," Clinton joked after returning to the gaggle following her cough— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) September 5, 2016
Those seasonal allergies must be in full effect during all four seasons — especially that one known as campaign season.
So what were the types of questions from which she excused herself? It’s Hillary Clinton, so never expect a hard-hitting question to come her way. Yep, the press hammered her with questions such as, “How was your labor day weekend?” and “Are you ready?” Another asked, “Do you have a Labor Day message?”
With hard-hitting questions like that, maybe we should be pleased we don’t have to sit through a Hillary press conference.
[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]