Donald Trump has let it be known that, despite receiving more free coverage than presidential candidate during the primary, he does not like the “crooked media.” He has frequently singled out the media for attack during his rallies calling them disgusting, dishonest among other things. At one rally, he pointed out one cameraman and described him as disgusting for not taking the camera off of him. Nevermind that protocol requires the every camera operator to stay focused on the podium, it made for a handy optic to push his narrative that the press is against him.
Trump’s disdain for the media has trickled down to his followers who not only cheer every time he attacks the press, they have begun attacking them as well both on social media and at rally events.
On Thursday, Dan Roberts with the Guardian tweeted a picture of a man who was taking a picture of every single journalist in the media pen.
This man at the Trump rally is very carefully taking individual pictures of all the reporters in the media pen pic.twitter.com/fsLj7U0RYy
— Dan Roberts (@RobertsDan) August 19, 2016
This begs the question…what exactly does this man plan to do with these pictures and would Donald Trump, who leads the anti-free press mindset, approve?