This is what we are led to believe. Trump told aides he was eager to take questions Friday and hold a press conference to tout his accomplishments before leaving for Mar-a-Lago, but some advisers argued against it. His aides were concerned that if he held press conference, Trump might be besieged with questions concerning the Russian probe, Presidential pardons, Presidential firings, and obstruction of justice. Then, we are told, Trump demurred. He held a small signing ceremony for the tax bill, then left town. What a crock. We are supposed to believe that, for once, he listened to his advisors and did not do what he supposedly wanted to do? Does Trump think Americans are stupid? Trump gave orders to have that nonsense go out to the media because the very last thing he wants to do is hold a full-fledged press conference with the White House press corps. Trump is willing to let the public believe that he cannot control his own press conference. He is willing to let the public believe that his aides and lawyers are very concerned about what he might say, and do not trust him on that score. Trump is willing to accept that indignity because he is scared to death to face reporters in the White House press room. He only allows himself to be interviewed by Fox and Friends and Sean Hannity. Trump is a President who hides from the public, although he sometimes entertains limited questions from friendly reporters on the White House lawn with Marine One humming away in the background. In the loud environment listeners can't hear the questions and can barely hear Trump's answers over the roar. Trump is a control freak that way, and he knows it pisses everyone off. Trump has held one press conference in the White House press room. It was in February. It is likely he will not hold another. That press conference was a disaster. In contrast there are the two Presidents Trump trashes the most. George W. Bush held four his first year in office, Obama seven. Bill Clinton had eleven, while George H.W. Bush had 27. Trump is not the least bit bashful. He is quite frightened at the prospect of facing reporters in an open setting. That is an indisputable fact.