Reporters LOSE IT – STAND ON CHAIRS, SCREAM at Trump Press Event …UPDATED WITH VIDEO

Reporters covering the presidential race went bonkers on Twitter and in person as they watched the press event by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held Friday morning at the new Trump hotel in Washington, D.C.

Reporters stood on chairs and screamed at Trump for five minutes trying and failing to get his attention. while supporters chanted “USA!”

“So much for that press conference. While reporters shout questions, the Trump supporters they positioned in the front rows changed (sic) “USA”

“Pandemonium in here as reporters are standing on chairs trying to yell questions at Trump.”

VIDEO UPDATE:

“Some of the scene after Trump walked off stage with reporters shouting”

Trump was surrounded by veterans and military families, including two Medal of Honor recipients.

Trump and his campaign said that he would be addressing the so-called birther issue regarding President Barack Obama.

Jake Sherman, Politico senior writer wants the government to shut down live TV coverage of Trump’s event:

“You do almost wonder whether this runs afoul of equal time laws. Right?”

Eli Stokols, Politico national political reporter covering Trump and the GOP:

“Networks going to stick with Trump as he tries to cloak his racist birtherism in the herosim and service of these vets?”

April Ryan, White House Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks, didn’t want to hear from heroic veterans Friday morning:

“Lets get beyond this opening stuff and get to the point.”

“Lawd Help me somebody! Lets move this along and get to the meat!”

Maggie Haberman, presidential campaign correspondent for the New York Times:

“Once again Trump manages to guarantee live cable coverage of a promotion for his new hotel”

“30 minutes in and Trump event not just free promo for his hotel but also surrounding himself w military figures. Still no word re birtherism”

John King, CNN as reported by the Boston Globe’s Matt Viser:

““We got played, again, by the Trump campaign.” — John King just now on CNN.”

CNN’s Jeremy Diamond:

“Trump’s campaign hyped up change on birther issue. And now that TV networks carrying it live, we’ve had 20 mins of veterans endorsing Trump”

NBC’s Ali Vitali:

“Press just shouted for about 5 minutes while Trump stood at the front of the room. He then walked out.”

“Standing on chairs, he saw us above the crowd. Still refused to answer questions or acknowledge.”

“So the campaign blocked @CandaceSmith_ (TV pool producer) from going on hotel tour with Trump. At this point, this is just legit an ad.”

“So, again, there are no reporters – only cameras – with the GOP nominee after he reversed on one of his most controversial stances.”

“And he took no questions on this in the room, despite reporters standing on chairs and shouting.”

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