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President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

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How press conferences could help Trump

President Trump has only granted one solo press conference. But Margaret Talev, president of the White House Correspondents Association, says pressers usually benefit officeholders as well as journalists. Trump can "shape his own message," she says.

How press conferences could help Trump

President Trump has only granted one solo press conference. But Margaret Talev, president of the White House Correspondents Association, says pressers usually benefit officeholders as well as journalists. Trump can "shape his own message," she says.