Trump refuses interview with female Florida reporter unless she gives him questions in advance
Republican nominee Donald Trump made a campaign stop in St. Augustine, Florida on Monday where he conveniently dodged an one-on-one interview with a tough local reporter, Florida Politics reports.
Action News Jax reporter Jenna Bourne had set up a one-on-one interview with Trump on Monday following his rally, but the campaign refused to meet with Bourne after she declined to send them a list of questions.
Rather than sending a full list of questions, Bourne, after consulting Action News Jax, sent the campaign a few general ideas, which included “Marco Rubio, diplomacy in the White House, Hispanic Florida voters and Refugees.”
The irony is not lost. Trump has been on a crusade over the last two weeks after a WikiLeaks leak revealed that interim DNC chair Donna Brazile provided Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with the exact wording of one question ahead of a town hall event.
Of course, the Republican nominee responded to the information in the best way he knows how: on Twitter, and at his rallies. He took to Twitter and said, “Why didn’t Hillary Clinton announce that she was inappropriately given the debate questions – she secretly used them! Crooked Hillary.”
During a campaign stop in Delaware, Ohio last week, Trump said to his supporters, “Can you imagine if I got the questions?They would call for the reestablishment of the electric chair.”
It seems, then, that the only time that anyone should receive questions in advance is when Trump is faced with an interview with a tough female reporter.
The Trump campaign reportedly “ghosted” Bourne — meaning they cancelled the interview with little to no notice — who said they told her the interview had either never been scheduled or that a “decision hadn’t been made” about whether to schedule one in the first place.
— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) October 24, 2016