At a campaign rally in Florida today, it quickly became obvious that Donald Trump knows he is still far behind in the 2016 race for the White House and is angry about it. The proof came when the GOP nominee started in on how the media is all biased against him, is unfair, and wants to see Hillary Clinton elected President of the United States. But then the Orange Menace decided to direct his ire at one reporter in particular, NBC’s Katy Tur:
"Katy, you're not reporting it Katy," Trump chastises @KatyTurNBC for not talking crowd size. Has done the same with Fox's Carl Cameron.
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) November 2, 2016
Within minutes, fellow members of the press took to Twitter and defended Tur, who is clearly one of the best in the business. But because she won’t kiss Trump’s fat ass, he accuses her of being biased:
for the record, @KatyTurNBC is a bad-ass reporter
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 2, 2016
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) November 2, 2016
Do me a favor: Follow @KatyTurNBC to show her that doing your job — and doing it well — matters more than bullying
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) November 2, 2016
It's interesting how much he enjoys regularly directing an angry crowd of thousands at individual people in the room https://t.co/AW25eI2Zmx
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) November 2, 2016
Trump calls out @KatyTurNBC from the stage in the middle of a riff bashing media and now this guy behind me is just endlessly taunting her
— Holly Bailey (@hollybdc) November 2, 2016
This is dangerous – calling out an individual reporter. Katy Tur once needed Secret Service protection to leave a rally after he did this.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 2, 2016
November 8 cannot get here soon enough and level out Trump’s karma in a major way. He deserves to be the biggest loser in American electoral history. #ImWithHer and #ImWithTur.