White House Insists: Obama Is Accessible to the Press

‘Obviously, the president was just out here five days ago doing a news conference with all of you, standing at this podium’

Earnest: Lots Ways to ‘Slice and Dice Numbers’ on Amount of Press Conferences Given By Obama (The Washington Free Beacon)

Hours after White House spokesman Josh Earnest extended a doughnut olive branch to the press corps NBC’s Ron Allen asked Earnest about an analysis that President Obama has had fewer press conferences than the two previous predecessors.

“I think there are a lot of different ways to slice and dice these numbers,” Earnest said. “Obviously, the president was just out here five days ago doing a news conference with all of you, standing at this podium. He does them with some regularity but there are a lot of different ways to slice and dice the numbers here.”

Allen pointed out that the American Presidency Project is a nonpartisan project based out of the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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