Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump Monday railed against members of the media that he says are covering his campaign without knowing anything about it, singling out NBC correspondent Katy Tur by name and in a tweet after his telephone interview with Fox News, within minutes after she commented on a rival morning program about problems within his campaign.
"I watched somebody from NBC, Katy Tur, she knows nothing about my campaign," Trump told Fox News' "Fox and Friends"
program. "We don't talk to her, we don't let people talk to her because she's not a very good reporter."
And on Twitter, he slammed Tur, who has been following his campaign trail:
His comments came about 10-15 minutes after Tur appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"
program, where she commented that Trump "doesn't have much of a campaign. He hasn't grown since he got the nomination. The campaign is saying they are currently trying to grow the operation and they will be growing the operation."
Further, Tur, who coauthored a lengthy report about Trump's campaign,
told the program that Trump's camp doesn't "really have a communications team. Right now they have one person, Hope Hicks, who deals with the hundreds of media requests she's getting during the day, and they have no rapid response. When Hillary Clinton comes out with a foreign policy speech that blasts him, they don't have a response to it."
She also agreed with show host Joe Scarborough that there is "growing internal dissent," and "for the first time, I'm hearing inside the campaign the same things that I've been hearing outside the campaign."
Trump has attacked Tur often in the past, including during a December rally in South Carolina, when he called her "Little Katy, third-rate journalist" and pointed her out to the crowd, many of whom booed her, reports The Daily Beast.
Trump said on Monday that there are many people who talk about his campaign, but "we don't even allow them in" to cover events. "They know nothing about the campaign but they sit there and they talk like — I remember when Michael Jackson died, I was friends with Michael Jackson. I knew Michael Jackson very well, and then everybody commented on Michael Jackson. I said to myself, 'it's amazing, he didn't even know those people.' It's like that. The world of politics is a very strange world and people want to get on and they say things. They have no idea what they're talking about, and I watch it and I listen to it all the time."
Trump also commented on news of UK bookmakers giving him a 33 percent, or 2-1 chance of winning the general election in November, saying it's good news, as "they know better than the political pundits."
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