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Trump: Media is ‘scum’

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called the media “scum” at a rally on Monday night and singled out a reporter who was on the scene, calling her “third rate” and accusing her of lying about him.

“The mainstream media want to surrender the Constitution,” Trump declared at a rally in South Carolina.

“These people back here are the worst,” Trump said, pointing to a group of reporters on hand. “They are so dishonest … 70 to 75 percent are absolutely dishonest. Absolute scum. Remember that. Scum. Scum. Totally dishonest people.”

Trump pointed to NBC reporter Katy Tur, who he accused of falsely reporting that he had once left a rally early.

“She’s back there, little Katy,” Trump said. “What a lie it was … what a lie it was for NBC to have written that. Total lies … a third rate reporter. Remember that. Third rate.

Tur said over Twitter that some in the crowd were supportive of her during Trump’s tirade.

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