Press conferences

Trump cancels G20 press conference in light of George H.W. Bush's death

President Trump cancelled his press conference scheduled for the end of the G20 summit on Saturday, "out of respect for the Bush family and former President George H.W. Bush."

"I was very much looking forward to having a press conference just prior to leaving Argentina because we have had such great success in our dealing with various countries and their leaders at the G20....However, out of respect for the Bush Family and former President George H.W. Bush we will wait until after the funeral to have a press conference."
— President Trump

Trump uses CNN's Jim Acosta to act on longtime fantasy against media

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Sources with direct knowledge say that since the earliest days of his presidency, Trump has mused about revoking press credentials for reporters who infuriate him. But press staff have often successfully counseled him against doing so, telling him it would only elevate the reporter involved and would result in damaging stories about him cracking down on press freedom.

Driving the news: Yesterday, Trump went ahead and did it anyway, with Sarah Sanders announcing that the White House had removed the "hard pass" of CNN’s Jim Acosta, who had tangled with Trump at his midday press conference.