Ron Calderon

Essential Politics: 23 minutes with President Trump

Essential Politics: 23 minutes with President Trump

Politicians facing news coverage that they’d rather avoid generally don’t convene free-wheeling press conferences. But as we’ve seen most every week of his time in office, President Trump is not a normal politician or public figure.

Look no further than the 23 minutes he spent with reporters on Tuesday.

Good morning from the state capital. I’m Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers, and things have been quiet here on the final week of a month-long legislative recess.

But not so in the lobby of the Manhattan skyscraper that bears the president’s name.

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