In the past 24 hours, President Obama and President-elect Trump have vocalized two nearly opposite sentiments about the press.

On treatment by the press:
The press has been extremely dishonest when it comes to me. — Trump in Axios interview Tuesday

You keep us honest and make sure we're accountable to the people who sent us here. — Obama at press conference Wednesday

On working with the press:
I hope to be able to get along with the press. — Trump
I have enjoyed working with all of you. It doesn't mean I've enjoyed every story you have filed, but that's not the point of this relationship. —Obama
On using the press:
I'm treated so dishonestly by the press that this [social media] is a way of my getting a word out that's accurate. — Trump

[Democracy] doesn't work if we don't have well-informed citizenry and you are the conduit for how they receive information in the halls of power. America needs you and the democracy needs you. — Obama

On fairness by the press:
I've never realized how dishonest the press was. I have been amazed. — Trump
I can appreciate your fairness even if didn't always agree with your conclusions. — Obama

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Robert Mueller speaks out on Roger Stone commutation

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill on Wednesday July 24, 2019. Photo: The Washington Post / Contributor

Former special counsel Robert Mueller responded to claims from President Trump and his allies that Roger Stone was a "victim" in the Justice Department's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, writing in a Washington Post op-ed published Saturday: "He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so."

Why it matters: The rare public comments by Mueller come on the heels of President Trump's move to commute the sentence of his longtime associate, who was sentenced in February to 40 months in prison for crimes stemming from the Russia investigation. The controversial decision brought an abrupt end to the possibility of Stone spending time behind bars.

Trump dons face mask during Walter Reed visit

Trump wearing a face mask in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on July 11. Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump wore a face mask during his Saturday visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, according to AP.

Why it matters: This is the first known occasion the president has appeared publicly with a facial covering as recommended by health officials since the coronavirus pandemic began, AP writes.

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