Google search engine users asking questions on Democrat party nominee Hillary Clinton want to know how long it’s been since she held her last press conference.
— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) August 22, 2016
Not one, but two of the five most popular search questions in the past day concern Hillary’s apparent lack of press conferences, according to a tweet posted on Google Trend’s official Twitter account.
The search trends correlate with responses from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani during a Fox News Sunday interview, in which he pointed out how the Clinton media machine was working double time against Trump.
“She doesn’t need to campaign, she has the New York Times, she has the Daily News, she has ABC, she has CBS, she has NBC. She has an entire media empire that constantly demonizes Donald Trump and fails to point out that she hasn’t had a press conference in 300 days? 200 days? 100 days? I don’t know how long,” Giuliani told Fox News Sunday host Shannon Bream.
Monday, August 22 marks day 262 without a presser for the Hillary team, according to Washington Post editors Chris Cillizza and, creator of a nifty Hillary-no press conference calculator tool, Philip Bump.
For his part, presidential contender Donald Trump – who frequently conducts town hall meetings with members of the public and press – has attempted to call out Hillary’s lack of public appearances.
I am getting great credit for my press conference today. Crooked Hillary should be admonished for not having a press conference in 179 days.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2016
One possible reason she has been evading the public spotlight could be to avoid questions about numerous scandals, including worries over her use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state, in addition to fresh Clinton Foundation allegations claiming 15,000 documents were missing in emails turned over to the FBI.
Clinton’s last few confrontations with the press have not gone so well, as witnessed last month when she told a reporter she “short circuited” when quizzed over whether she mischaracterized FBI Director James Comey’s remarks claiming she was “truthful” in her responses to the agency.
The Clinton campaign also likely fears questions surrounding her health, as major concerns have arisen regarding her recent odd behavior.