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Aide: Trump will face press in Mexico

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Donald Trump’s campaign manager says the billionaire will take questions from the press during his visit to Mexico to meet President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday.

{mosads}“There’s going to be press availability,” Kellyanne Conway said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.” “Mexican press, American press. So we’re very excited about that opportunity as well. Look at that in direct contrast to Hillary [Clinton].”

Several reporters on Wednesday bemoaned fact that the traveling press corps will not have access to Trump during his trip, however. Those reporters will instead stay in Phoenix ahead of a highly anticipated immigration speech there later Wednesday.

CNN reporter Noah Gray on Wednesday said the Trump campaign blamed its decision on logistics.

{mosads}Conway also said Wednesday that the Republican nominee is more willing to engage with the public than Hillary Clinton and it’s boosting his polling numbers.

“I think people are seeing the contrast,” she said of the tightening presidential race. “I think it’s that people are seeing more of Mr. Trump out there on the stump. You have the scarcity strategy of the Clinton campaign, where less is supposed to be more. We don’t see her. She doesn’t talk to the press. She totally disrespects you in your profession.”

Conway added Trump’s transparency will give him the edge in November.

“Voters don’t say, ‘Hey, I’d really like a presidential candidate to ignore the press, ignore Louisiana, ignore an invitation to raise money,’” she said. “They’re saying, ‘talk to me about healthcare, talk to me about the economy, talk to me about [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria].’

“We’re out there giving speeches on law enforcement, on defeating radical Islam, on middle-class tax relief, [and] today meeting with president of Mexico and then giving a speech on immigration.” 

The Republican National Committee noted Wednesday that Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has not had a formal press conference in 270 days.

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