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Dem senator: Media should stop covering Trump rallies like they're breaking news

Dem senator: Media should stop covering Trump rallies like they're breaking news
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Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzOvernight Health Care — Presented by Purdue Pharma — Democrats, McConnell spar over entitlements | Minnesota AG sues drugmakers over insulin price hikes | CDC investigates polio-like illness GOP shrugs off dire study warning of global warming Dems to force health care vote weeks before Nov. midterms MORE (D-Hawaii) called on media outlets to stop covering President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times IMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East MORE’s rallies like “it’s continuous breaking news.”

“If something newsworthy happens at a Trump rally, by all means report it,” Schatz, who is critical of Trump, tweeted on Thursday. “But at this point there is literally no justification for covering it like it’s continuous breaking news.”

 

The senator made the comment as Trump held a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Thursday night.

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Trump blasted the media during the rally, calling the press ”horrible, horrendous people" and "disgusting." 

He also referred to previous comments he made calling Mexican immigrants “rapists,” saying those statements were “peanuts compared to what turns out to be the truth.”

The president is expected to spend a bulk of his time on the campaign trail in the weeks ahead of the midterm elections in November. Trump told Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity last week that he could spend up to six days a week campaigning.