Debbie Stabenow

Donald Trump's big news conference could help him divert attention from Cabinet fights

Donald Trump's big news conference could help him divert attention from Cabinet fights

Eight of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet choices are walking into Senate hearing rooms this week to explain why they should help lead the country. But all of them can expect to be upstaged by Trump himself, who is giving his first news conference Wednesday since winning the election.

A confluence of news events in one of Washington’s busiest weeks will make it hard for Trump’s opponents to focus national attention on any individual Cabinet battle, despite vast implications for the economy, foreign relations, immigration and other prime issues.

Trump has been adept at using his Twitter feed, staged appearances and provocative...

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