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CBS News correspondent: Clinton is ‘too busy ignoring reporters to insult them’

Greg Nash

CBS News’s Nancy Cordes said in report Wednesday that while Donald Trump takes a “combative approach” with the media, Hillary Clinton is “too busy ignoring reporters to insult them.”

{mosads}In a news package with a graphic reading, “No Questions, Please: Clinton Criticized for Having Few News Conferences,” Cordes marked the 270th day since Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, held a press conference.

“Clinton did phone in to two cable news shows last weeks, promising, as she has for months, she will do a press conference at some point,” Cordes said while showing footage of her shouting questions to Clinton to no avail.

“She is generally too busy ignoring reporters to insult them,” the CBS congressional correspondent concluded.

Clinton’s last press conference was held on Dec. 4, 2015.

In comparison, her Republican presidential rival has held 17 press conferences this year.

Clinton, in responding to CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s question about her aversion to press conferences in a phone interview last week, wouldn’t commit to holding one before Election Day.

“Stay tuned,” Clinton said. “There will be a lot of different opportunities for me to talk to the press.”

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