Trump Ditches Press While Traveling to St. Louis for Second Presidential Debate


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump left the traveling press behind on Sunday as he traveled to St. Louis. Missouri, for the second presidential debate.

“[O]nce again, Trump left the traveling press pool behind,” the Los Angeles Times reports:

Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tweeted a group photo of Trump, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and others as the plane headed to Missouri. She said his running-mate, Mike Pence, who ditched filling in for Trump at an event a day earlier, was also on board.

A pool report said journalists who travel with the campaign were alerted to the GOP nominee’s movement after the fact, via her tweet.

The only explanation from the campaign for leaving the news media behind, the report said, is “the schedule changed.”

The leftist press tweeted their discontent, complaining that the candidate who [media strategy] was “inaccessible”:

During a September rally, Trump mocked the fuming press he left behind in New York City.

“I have really good news for you. I just heard the press is stuck on their airplane. They can’t get here,” Trump told his laughing rally-goers. “I love it. So they’re trying to get here now. They’re going to be about 30 minutes late. They called us and said could you wait? I said absolutely not. Let’s get going, New Hampshire.”

Americans’ trust in the media stands at an all-time low, Gallup reports.