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Trump’s news conferences look a lot like Putin’s. Should you worry?
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Washington Post compares Trump's conferences with those of Putin, playing off on their relationship.
What do you think?

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    Do you agree that Trump's news conferences are similar to Putin's?

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  • No, the Washington post and others may be byast.
  • "Access to the president is limited to circuslike news conferences attended primarily by regime supporters who ask the president softball questions."

    That was the Obama administration, Trump admin press conferences are anything but that.
  • I think that they are similar to Payton's conferences in some ways, but not in others.
  • His press conferences are in some ways.
  • I am pretty sure if Russian media would attack Putin like that, they would end up like many of their other comrades....
    Media is running a mock attacking Trump to milk the ratings, and all things considered Trump didn't do too bad at the conference (although I admit not great either). He could have been more aggressive when it came to anti-semitic remarks.
  • We cannot compare Putin and trump
  • That is a great point, Lenix. I agree.
  • Lenix, agree with you. Comparing these two or their conferences doesn't make sense.  Just more twisting by the media.
    Live Long and Prosper
  • No, their press c for ngerfence doesn't look like Putin's.
  • No, they are not simialar.
  • There are similar in the authoritarian style both Donald and Vladimir exhibit - but there are major differences.

    1. Trump's conferences are mostly about himself and his achievements, while Putin's conferences are about Russian glory and what he sees as Western hypocrisy. Trump plays a showman; Putin plays an autocratic dictator.
    2. Trump usually goes on the offensive against his political opponents, accusing them of all sins. Putin takes a defensive stance instead and reflects the criticism with whataboutist arguments.
    3. From what I can see, Trump's conferences mostly are very representative, and journalists of all leanings and from all backgrounds tend to be present. The journalists on Putin's conferences are carefully nitpicked, unless he is forced to give a press-conference outside of Russia and its close allies.
    4. Trump mostly speaks on his own, without any assisting materials. Putin usually reads what his assistants wrote for him - albeit he is skillful enough to be able to make a smooth narrative on his own, when he really wants to.
    5. Trump's conferences are pretty open, with relatively minor security and with near-free access for everyone (who registered with a few clicks on the Internet). When Putin gives a conference, usually everything in the radius of 100 m of the building is blocked (if outside Russia), or everything in the radius of 1 km is blocked (if in Russia).
    Trump is a strongman wannabe with poor oratory skills, who nonetheless can speak for himself. Putin is a real, actual dictator with excellent oratory skills, who constantly deflects and never addresses the actual question if it is inconvenient.
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