Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday criticized a New York Times reporter for the way he quantified the audience a day earlier at a campaign stop in South Carolina.
Trump posted on Instagram that Times reporter Jonathan Martin was “dishonest” in his article quantifying the number of people who came to hear him speak.
In his article on Wednesday, Martin described Trump’s speech to small business leaders in South Carolina as having “about a third of the seats” vacant. (Above is an Associated Press photo from that event.)
But Martin noted in the same article that a speech that Trump gave later in the day at the University of South Carolina had a “far larger crowd.”
Here’s Trump’s post on Instagram:
Dishonest @NYTimes reporter Jonathan Martin refused to acknowledge massive crowd surge forward during my speech in South Carolina. Liar! Yesterday was an amazing day in South Carolina. The crowds and enthusiasm were beyond! Will be back soon! #MakeAmericaGreatAgainIntroducingThe TPM Journalism Fund: A New Way To Support TPMWe're launching the TPM Journalism Fund as an additional way for readers and members to support TPM. Every dollar contributed goes toward:
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