Donald Trump to hold first press conference in 6 months on January 11
US President-elect Donald Trump has said that he will hold a press conference in New York on January 11, the first since winning the presidential election.
On Tuesday he tweeted that he will be having a “general news conference”. He did not give any further details.
I will be having a general news conference on JANUARY ELEVENTH in N.Y.C. Thank you.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2017
Trump on November 30 had said he would set a press conference for December 15 to explain how he was going to move away from his private business. However, he later called off the conference, saying he would give details later.
Trump made headlines during his last official appearance in front of reporters in July, when he made a direct appeal to Russia to dig up what he described as missing emails belonging to Hillary Clinton.
Trump supporters have questioned why he should hold press conferences, with many thinking that media organisations have been unduly hostile to the incoming leader.