President-Elect Donald Trump started off his Tuesday before Thanksgiving with a volley of tweets directed mainly at the New York Times, as a meeting between Trump and officials of that newspaper was canceled, one day after a reportedly contentious meeting between the next President and top executives of the major broadcast networks.
Mr. Trump also used Twitter on Monday night to complain that the press was wrongly looking in to his business interests, and how those might collide with his duties in the White House.
“Trump’s Foreign Business Deals May Test a Constitutional Limit,” read the front page headline today in the New York Times,” which also carried a lead story on a video that Trump released Monday evening, in which he declared that his transition was running smoothly.
Mr. Trump has still not held a news conference since his election, which has been a standard procedure for winners of the White House.
The last general news conference by Mr. Trump took place in late July, almost four months ago.
For supporters of the next President, that’s just fine, as they constantly argue to me that the press does not deserve any favors from a Trump Administration.
There are some more conservative voices though who feel Mr. Trump should take a different approach with the press: