There some debate this morning whether or not the brief gaggle Hillary Clinton had with reporters on her airplane yesterday counted as a press conference. According to WSJ’s Laura Meckler, the “consensus” among the reporters covering Hillary is that it did count:
For those who care, consensus in press corp is that 25 minute Q&A on plane is a "press conference." (How about another one tomorrow!)
— Laura Meckler (@laurameckler) September 5, 2016
Of course it did. Would you expect anything other than positive spin from this crowd?
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) September 5, 2016
The RNC, however, disagree and has yet to “reset their countdown clock”:
In the debate of whether or not yesterday counted as a press conference… RNC hasn't reset their countdown clock pic.twitter.com/BrogFH00fv
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) September 6, 2016
Whatever you call it, she’s reportedly going to do it again today. Some are calling it a press conference:
Hillary loving the new plane, talks to reporters second day in a row. Press conference to follow in flight… pic.twitter.com/JnfFJ6289B
— Amy Chozick (@amychozick) September 6, 2016
Or it’s a gaggle:
Asked about today's CNN poll, Clinton doesn't answer and tells reporters that she'll come back and gaggle later — this was just to say hi.
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) September 6, 2016
How about some tougher questions this time, eh?