Raw Story - Donald Trump’s campaign is now requiring journalists to remain in a designated, roped-off area at rallies.
According to The Hill, reporters must even ask permission to use the restrooms, which they can only do while accompanied by a campaign-approved escort.
Trump and his aides are reportedly attempting to prevent reporters from interacting with and interviewing supporters and covering protests like the violent incident in which Trump fans punched and kicked a Black Lives Matter protester.
The press area is known as “the pen,” and NBC’s Katy Tur said on Tuesday via the social medium Twitter that the campaign is “now requiring media to have bathroom escorts at his rallies when leaving ‘the pen.'”