Politics

Trump Calls ‘Press Conference,’ Takes No Questions And Calls Media ‘Disgusting’

CREDIT: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 15, 2016. At left is his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

In the midst of another victorious Tuesday night, Donald Trump announced he’d be holding a press conference in Florida:

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But unlike his last Super Tuesday victory event, Trump didn’t take questions from reporters this time. Instead, he called the assembled media “disgusting”:

Applauding behind Trump’s right shoulder was his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who was recently accused by Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields of manhandling her while she tried to ask Trump a question. A Politico report published Tuesday claims he bullied a colleague with a sexist slur back when he worked for the Koch brothers-backed advocacy group Americans for Prosperity. Politico reports it was denied access to Trump’s Tuesday event. ThinkProgress’ reporter was denied access as well.

Trump has repeatedly called the media “scum” and the “absolute worst” during his campaign. Saturday, a Wall Street Journal reporter said he was spat on during a Trump event, and last month, a photographer was slammed to the group while he tried to photograph protesters at a rally.

In response to critical coverage of his campaign, Trump recently said he wants to “open up” federal libel laws to make it easier to sue news outlets who criticize him.