Covering Donald Trump rallies has never been easy for journalists. Members of the press are often the target of jeering by unruly crowds that are egged on by the candidate himself.
But as the campaign falters and Trump spins tales of a media conspiracy, the scene appears to be getting even uglier.
In Ohio on Thursday, Trump claimed that allegations he groped several women were “lies, corruption and false accusations of the crooked Hillary campaign and the mainstream media,” according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Earlier in the day in Florida, he said the media was at “war,” with an agenda to elect Clinton “at any cost, at any price, no matter how many lives they destroy.”
Woman screams at press after Trump rally: "we're mad at you!" pic.twitter.com/r5ewYTpfwB
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) 13 октября 2016 г.
These and similar comments have whipped the crowds into a frenzy of anger. Here are some tweets and images showing what it’s like to cover a Trump rally at this stage of the campaign: