Donald Trump can’t seem to stop thinking about his favorite “third-rate” campaign reporter.
At a Miami rally Wednesday, the Republican presidential candidate publicly called out NBC’s Katy Tur, who has covered his White House bid since its inception and with whom he’s had issues in the past.
Trump repeatedly used Tur’s first name when pointing out what he believes is media bias in coverage of President Barack Obama.
“He ought to be working on jobs, on the border, on building up our military instead of campaigning for crooked Hillary Clinton. It’s what he ought to be doing,” Trump told a riled-up crowd that moments earlier had chanted how much it hated CNN. “They’re not reporting it. Katy, you’re not reporting it, Katy. But there’s something happening, Katy. There’s something happening, Katy.”
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According to at least one other reporter also present at the event, the crowd then took up Trump’s taunting themselves:
Trump’s annoyance with Tur goes back to December 2015, when he was displeased she tweeted about low attendance at one of his rallies in South Carolina. At the time, he pointed out that “Little Katy” was “back there” and later called her a “third-rate reporter.” Tur later wrote about how Secret Service agents had to escort her to her vehicle that night in order to protect her from the whipped-up crowd.
The GOP candidate’s comments Wednesday revived a Twitter hashtag — #ImWithTur — with which users of the social media site rallied around the on-air reporter.
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