Capitol Report: After a five-month dry spell, a Trump press conference of sorts

Call it a news conference (one local Fox affiliate labeled it Donald Trump’s first major press conference since his election) or something shy of that (the Wall Street Journal more soberly dubbed it a question-and-answer session) or an impromptu media availability interrupted by occasional Don King chortling, the president-elect, criticized for not having held a news conference since July, did in fact welcome questions from reporters late Wednesday.

On Secretary of State John Kerry’s address on Israel: “I think his speech really speaks for itself,” Trump said, allowing that, while Mideast peace is a shared goal, he and the Obama White House hold differing views.

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