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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“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.