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Trump Security, Campaign Aide Throw Politico Reporter Out of Rally

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By    |   Friday, 03 Jun 2016 08:04 AM

Security at a Donald Trump rally in San Jose Thursday removed a Politico journalist for reporting from the event without having his campaign's permission, just days after the presumptive GOP presidential nominee lambasted reporters at a news conference held to announce donations to several veterans groups.

According to Politico, which did not identify its employee, one of Trump's campaign staff saw the reporter typing on a laptop outside the press area at the San Jose Convention Center, and asked if he had press credentials.

The reporter attended the event with a general admission ticket, after the Trump campaign refused to issue him press credentials for several other events.

Politico reports the staffer told the reporter he would talk with his superiors, and then came back with a private security officer, who ordered the reporter to leave and escorted him to an exit.

Campaign Spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an email that the campaign was not aware of the incident and could not comment, but said officials will be "looking into" the issue.

"The campaign is not aware of the incident or any details pertaining to it and therefore cannot comment," wrote Hicks in an email. She added that the campaign is "looking into it."

But minutes after the reporter was thrown out, he received an email from the campaign, denying him press credentials for Trump's rally in Redding, California on Friday.

The campaign has often argued that Trump pays for the rallies and they are private events. 

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