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Trump Left for the Debate Without Informing His Press Pool

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Donald Trump has been spirited away to St. Louis for his highly anticipated town hall debate against Hillary Clinton—but he left his traveling press pool back in New York City. Naturally, the reporters responsible for covering him only discovered their petulant orange charge was gone after campaign manager Kellyanne Conway made a tweet:

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But look how much fun they had!

In fact, Trump seems to have shaken loose from his pesky press corps altogether. FREEDOM!

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This is not the first time Trump has ditched the press—he also memorably abandoned them when he made the snap decision to travel to Mexico in August. Last month, he mocked journalists for being late to a New Hampshire rally after his campaign failed to properly arrange the pool’s travel.

“I have really good news for you,” he told the crowd assembled for the event. “I just heard the press is stuck on their airplane. They can’t get here. 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.”

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What a guy.

Night blogger at Jezebel

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DISCUSSION

I just posted this on another article, but I’m gonna repeat it.

I have some serious policy issues with Hillary, but, as a woman, I am so so fucking excited that a woman is on the stage at this moment to respond to this man. Imagine the optics if the Dems had nominated a man, any man. This debate would be so different. Hillary is many things, but she is a legitimate badass when it comes to destroying Republicans (see Benghazi committee performance).

It makes me very proud that at the moment when an open misogynist is this close to being elected President, a woman is going to stand up to him, not back down, not be intimidated, but smack the crap out of him. And win. Of course the debate hasn’t happened yet, but I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have on stage to be honest going toe to toe with Trump than Hillary. Bush, Cruz, Rubio, Christie, Lauer, even Billy Bush...man after man has shown themselves to be so weak and just collapse when confronted by Trump. It’s damn time for a woman to put this cretin in his place!