GOP Presidential front runner Donald Trump called a New York Times reporter covering his campaign stop in South Carolina a “liar” in a Facebook statement this afternoon.
“Dishonest The New York Times 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! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain”
Martin insinuated in an article yesterday that Trump wasn’t drawing the crowds he had hoped to in his visit to the “first in the South” primary state.
Appearing here on Wednesday afternoon at what was billed as an African-American small business meeting, Mr. Trump used his remarks before a largely white audience to argue that his lead in the polls was not being sufficiently covered, repeatedly complained about the high temperature inside the Ronald Reagan Library at last week’s debate, and lamented that any attacks on Carly Fiorina would be depicted as sexist.
And he did so in a convention center ballroom in which about a third of the seats were unfilled.
Mr. Trump found a far larger crowd on Wednesday night at a candidate forum in Columbia hosted by Senator Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, filling most of an auditorium’s 2,200 seats on the University of South Carolina campus.