Donald Trump’s traveling press was up in arms when the Republican presidential nominee kicked off a campaign rally without them.
Trump took the stage early at a rally in North Carolina Thursday while the press pool was still trying to get to the venue by bus.
Hey, where are you, traveling press? We’re starting in Concord.
— Emily Ngo (@epngo) November 3, 2016
Trump takes stage in Concord, NC – and his traveling press is still driving to venue. He started without us
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) November 3, 2016
And he took the stage early. (Hi from the bus, with his entire traveling press corps.) https://t.co/0nuJnfGFjt
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) November 3, 2016
EN ROUTE TO CONCORD —
Trump taking the stage before traveling press has arrived at the venue.
— Kevin Cirilli (@kevcirilli) November 3, 2016
Rather than gather the crowds at the airport, Trump held the event at the Cabarrus Arena and the accompanying press pool arrived 15 minutes late.
I’m the pool reporter for the Trump traveling press today and me and the entire traveling press are still in a van as Trump speaks on stage.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) November 3, 2016
5 days before election and Trump holding a rally 45 min drive from an airport. Surprised we’re not going to more hangar rallies
— Noah Gray (@NoahGrayCNN) November 3, 2016
Oh and guess what! Trump just took the stage without the pool and entire traveling press corps- again https://t.co/8Cp34hO63e
— Noah Gray (@NoahGrayCNN) November 3, 2016
Donald Trump is now taking the stage in Concord. His traveling press isn’t here.
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) November 3, 2016
This isn’t the first time the press has cried over the Republican presidential nominee starting without them.
In September, Trump’s press pool was late to a New Hampshire rally when they were caught in traffic en route from a different airport.
But in the final days of the campaign, it seems Trump is not worried about catering to the traveling journalists or their sensitive feelings.
the traveling press travels with the campaign. this wasn’t our fault. https://t.co/rCygCVQbWz
— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) November 3, 2016
Once again, Trump starts w/o press pool. They don’t travel on the plane/in bubble (he won’t let them) https://t.co/6Bt9J2Eb1B
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) November 3, 2016
Looks like there are plenty of seats for the pool Trump left behind today as he started speaking at NC rally without pool/traveling press… https://t.co/7sMXhPGooV
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) November 3, 2016
Plenty of Twitter users were not buying the press pool’s self-pity.
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@NoahGrayCNN “How dare he?”, said every pearl clutching journalist gladly lassoed by Clinton
— Reluctant Trump (@tcat0169) November 3, 2016
@NoahGrayCNN You can buy some cheese for your whine at Whole Foods.
— Duke Taber (@taberstruths) November 3, 2016
— Steve_Jacobson (@Steve_Jacboson) November 3, 2016
— Marcy Garrett (@6boymom) November 3, 2016
@JonLemire It’s not his fault if you can’t keep up. I hear Hillary is taking a nap again. That’s probably more your speed.
— DeplorableHoosier (@asia742) November 4, 2016
@shanegoldmacher all the kings horses and all the kings men couldn’t keep up with a 70 year old man. SMH
— Susan (@SusanSm4410) November 3, 2016
I assume: the van has doors, and at least 1 person inside of the van has hands
I suggest: person uses hand, opens the door and y’all get out https://t.co/T3bmPjULMx
— TLC (@TracyLConnors) November 3, 2016
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