PRESS RELATIONS: Mr. Accessible: Trump takes 68 questions from 35 reporters, three times as much as Obama.

President Trump has become the most accessible president in recent history, and his freewheeling post-election press conference Wednesday was the latest proof.

Dispelling on live television that he hides from the press, Trump took 68 questions from 35 reporters. And if the failed follow-up questions are included, the number soars closer to 90.

How does that compare to the press conference former President Barack Obama took after he was clobbered in the first midterm election he faced?

In that 2010 performance, Obama took 22 questions from 10 reporters who offered soft questions, not the types of challenges Trump faced.

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