The outreach to many news organizations at President Donald Trump's press conferences is "a lot more Democratic" than those of former President Barack Obama, Glenn Thrush said.
The Politico turned New York Times reporter joined a panel discussion Monday and praised the way Trump runs his media briefings.
"I do want to give Trump credit," Thrush said. "I think one of the things he's doing better than Barack Obama are these press conferences and his outreach to individual reporters, even for organizations like my own that he criticizes.
"We can't fall into this trap of hearkening back to the Obama era as if it were this golden age. When Obama had press conferences, he had a single piece of white paper and he had 6 or 7 organizations that he had pre-selected to call upon and a lot of them were pretty favorable to him, too, generically," Thrush said.
"I think Trump's free-ranging press conferences are a lot more Democratic than the way Obama conducted them."
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