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Trump is the only presidential candidate whose rallies feature a specific area in the back where journalists are corralled and not permitted to leave. Other candidates have areas designated for the media, but reporters are free to mingle in the crowd to interview people.
I repeatedly saw members of Trump's communications team stalking the perimeter of his events on the lookout for any reporters with cameras or microphones. At a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, one of his aides forced multiple reporters with cameras back to the press pen, then stood behind reporters as they interviewed people.
The reporters covering Trump like to exchange cautionary tales about how his campaign treats press. "Did you hear about so-and-so journalist who got blacklisted?" became a common story I heard from several reporters on the Trump beat. I almost became one of those journalists during his caucus night party in Des Moines, when I was standing by the stage waiting for Trump. One of the Secret Service agents spotted my press pass and we locked eyes: "Get back there or I'm gonna start taking credentials," he boomed in my face. I obeyed and backed up slowly.
An NBC reporter named Katy Tur recently tweeted her experience at a Trump rally that was also familiar: "Trump trashes press. Crowd jeers. Guy by press 'pen' looks at us & screams 'you're a b---h!' Other gentleman gives cameras the double bird."
Donald Trump’s campaign revoked The Washington Post’s press credentials on Monday, the latest salvo in an unprecedented assault on the media this election cycle. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has routinely blasted journalists, pundits, and news organizations to his millions of followers on social media in response to critical coverage and perceived slights. In a Monday Facebook post, Trump said the “phony and dishonest” Post was losing its press credentials due to its “incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign.”
originally posted by: theantediluvian
I really have to shake my head at that first comment. What does this person think Donald Trump is going to do to the media if he's elected?
originally posted by: xuenchen
The quote ain't anywhere to be found.
The Left Wing MSM is dreaming things up again.
originally posted by: Maverick1
originally posted by: Domo1
You are obsessed with Trump. It's getting sad to watch.
They are a thing, brother.
Sick freaking country we're experiencing here.