CNN's Stelter: Trump “confines himself to his Fox friends and a couple of Christian broadcasters” to avoid tough questions

Brian Stelter:  “This is really unusual behavior for any U.S. president”

From the November 19 edition of CNN's Reliable Sources:

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BRIAN STELTER (HOST): One more [President Donald] Trump note here actually. He's still avoiding all hard news interviews. I want you to notice this. It's been more than six months since this moment in the White House, this interview with NBC's Lester Holt. That's the last time the president gave any TV interview to any major network not named Fox. Now, Trump sometimes does answer questions at informal pressers when reporters shout them. But for formal interviews, he confines himself to his Fox friends and a couple of Christian broadcasters. I just want to be clear. This is really unusual behavior for any U.S. president. But I can think of a few reasons why Trump says no to real interview requests. I mean, he would have to answer questions about sexual harassment and the women who are accusing him. He would have to answer questions about the ever-worsening Russia investigations. He would be asked about his son, Donald Trump Jr., communicating with WikiLeaks and his son-in-law Jared Kushner's apparent forgetfulness. Not to mention this: How much his family stands to benefit personally if tax reform is passed. Lots of questions the president is able to avoid by avoiding interviews. 

Previously:

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