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
© Getty Images

Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzDem senator describes 'overcrowded quarters,' 'harsh odor' at border facilities Warren introduces bill targeted at food insecurity on college campuses On The Money: Senators unload on Facebook cryptocurrency | Tech giants on defensive at antitrust hearing | Democrats ask Labor Department to investigate Amazon warehouses MORE (D-Hawaii) called on media outlets to stop covering President TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' 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.

ADVERTISEMENT

Trump was campaigning for Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaHead of Pennsylvania GOP resigns over alleged explicit texts Trump's most memorable insults and nicknames of 2018 GOP trading fancy offices, nice views for life in minority MORE (R-Pa.) who is challenging Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyDemocrats pledge to fight Trump detention policy during trip to border Democrats grill USDA official on relocation plans that gut research staff Trump's new labor chief alarms Democrats, unions MORE Jr. (D-Pa.) in the upcoming midterm elections.

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.