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Frenzied Donald Trump Supporters Are Turning On The Media — And It’s Getting Scary

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Woman screams at press after Trump rally: “we're mad at you!” pic.twitter.com/r5ewYTpfwB — Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 13, 2016 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

Woman screams at press after Trump rally: “we're mad at you!” pic.twitter.com/r5ewYTpfwB

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 13, 2016

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.”

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:

Press at Trump evening rally getting escorted to motorcade under watch of cops in riot gear, per pool. This is getting increasingly scary.

— Seema Mehta (@LATSeema) October 14, 2016

When an arena of Trump supporters boos as the press as we walk in pic.twitter.com/4ugOhPaH6H

— Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) October 14, 2016

Traveling campaign media was just booed as they entered the building. Now chants of “Tell the truth!” pic.twitter.com/Q8ZbOCaxpY

— Ben Katko (@FOX19BenK) October 13, 2016

As Trump attacks press today, there is notably more security around media assembled here.

— Holly Bailey (@hollybdc) October 13, 2016

This guy is standing behind the press pen at the Trump rally heckling reporters as they try to work. “Clinton surrogate prostitutes!” pic.twitter.com/Pdf7S1gds3

— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) October 13, 2016

The vitriol toward the media here is as bad as I've ever seen it. Boos and cursing and middle fingers as soon as traveling press walked in. pic.twitter.com/n3pV9ngNEo

— Jose A. DelReal (@jdelreal) October 14, 2016

Traveling press files into seats at Trump rally in Cincinnati; crowd boos lustily upon their arrival.

— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) October 13, 2016

“It is, at times, just getting downright scary.” – @Acosta on swastika sign left on media table after Trump speech today. pic.twitter.com/8YiY2Lvniu

— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) October 13, 2016

Crowd listening to Trump defend himself absolutely fired up. As he trashes press, they are joining in hurling insults around press pen.

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 13, 2016

Also on Thursday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued a statement calling Trump “an unprecedented threat to the rights of journalists.”

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