Trump To Hold Press Conference On January 11
Faizan Hashmi 4 years ago Wed 04th January 2017 | 03:25 PM
NEW YORK, Jan 4, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 04th Jan, 2017 ) - President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday he will hold a press conference on January 11, during which he has previously indicated he would unveil plans to avoid any conflict of interest between the White House and his business dealings.
In a tweet, Trump said: "I will be having a general news conference on JANUARY ELEVENTH in N.Y.C. Thank you." Precedent has seen American presidents-elect field numerous press conferences during the transition to power to discuss matters such as their choices to fill their cabinet and policy plans for the incoming administration.
Instead Trump has relied largely on rallies, photo ops, select interviews and -- in unprecedented fashion -- on tweets. He has largely snubbed thus far the tradition that the presidential news conference has become.
His methods of communicating news about the transition have been unorthodox for an incoming head of state. Last month, he unexpectedly announced to reporters camped in the lobby of his Manhattan Trump Tower skyscraper that Masayoshi Son -- the flamboyant head of Japanese telecoms giant SoftBank and a self-made billionaire -- had announced a $50 billion investment in the US that would create 50,000 jobs.