Hillary Clinton stood up MSNBC’s Chris Hayes in favor of an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday during the 4:00 p.m. EST hour.
Both MSNBC and CNN had been teasing an upcoming telephone interview with Clinton throughout the day to occur during the 4:00 p.m. EST hour.
It wasn’t until Clinton called in at 4:53 p.m. EST to CNN when it looked like the interviews were actually going to occur.
Interestingly, during said CNN interview, Clinton bragged that she had conducted “nearly 300 interviews just in 2016.”
Contrasted to Donald Trump’s interactions with the media with regular press conferences, Tapper called out Clinton for it having been “something like five or six months” since she held an “actual” press conference.
Clinton responded to the concern about her lack of press conferences claiming that she was “sure” that she would have a press conference in the future but she would answer the media’s questions in “many, many different kind of settings.”
However, it wasn’t until 5:07 p.m. EST, when MSNBC interrupted Chuck Todd’s interview on “MTP Daily” with Gary Johnson and Bill Weld because Clinton had called in. After Clinton’s interview with Hayes concluded, MSNBC returned to Todd’s interview with Johnson and Weld.
At time of publication, the Clinton campaign has not responded to The Daily Callers request to comment about her holding hostage CNN and MSNBC on Tuesday afternoon.