A week on the trail with the ‘disgusting reporters’ covering Trump

Reporters, along with protesters, are pushed out of New York’s Plaza Hotel, where Donald Trump was speaking at a fundraising luncheon, on Dec. 11, 2015. /Timothy A. Clary:AFP:Getty Images
Reporters, along with protesters, are pushed out of New York’s Plaza Hotel, where Donald Trump was speaking at a fundraising luncheon, on Dec. 11, 2015. /Timothy A. Clary:AFP:Getty Images

What it’s like to write about a candidate who hates you

By Seth Stevenson | Slate

On March 11, an hour before the scheduled start of a Donald Trump rally in Chicago, I checked into the venue’s media pen—a rectangle of metal bike racks corralling the press—and introduced myself to a few of the journalists there. I was talking to Sopan Deb, a CBS News reporter who’s been following the Trump campaign for months, when the first protest erupted in the crowd. Trump supporters had encircled some guys wearing “Muslims United Against Donald Trump” T-shirts. Deb excused himself, hoisted his video camera onto his shoulder, and sprinted out of the pen for a better angle on the hubbub.

When he returned, he set down his camera and resumed chatting with me as though nothing had happened. A newspaper writer sidled over to join our pleasant conversation. Within a minute or two, another protester was yelling. My new pals swiveled their heads, quickly pinpointed the disturbance, and raced back into the crowd.

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