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Trump crowd shouts down media at Pennsylvania rally

Supporters cheer for Donald Trump at a rally in Scranton, Pa., on Monday night. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Supporters cheer for Donald Trump at a rally in Scranton, Pa., on Monday night. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

The incivility of the 2016 election was on raw display Monday night at Donald Trump's closing rally in Pennsylvania as a few thousand supporters of the candidate screamed at the news media covering his campaign for president.

Egged on by Trump, a crowd tightly packed in the steep rafters of a Scranton school gymnasium shook their fists, stomped their feet and hurled insults at reporters, photographers and television crews penned behind metal barricades.

"See the dishonest people back there?" Trump told the crowd, repeating a staple of his campaign speech that prompted a more aggressive reaction than the usual round of boos.

"CNN sucks," the audience hollered over and over. "CNN sucks."

"New York Times is a total lie," Trump said, taking aim at a newspaper that has chronicled his dodging of income taxes and unwanted sexual advances toward women. "It is so false ... such lies. Such fabrication."

The crowd cheered when Trump said the Times was going out of business soon.

Trump went on to say Hillary Clinton was "being protected by a rigged system, and part of the rigged system is the dishonest media." The audience erupted in loud boos, followed later by chants of "Lock her up!"

The crowd renewed its chanting against CNN when Trump said its former commentator Donna Brazile had leaked Democratic primary debate questions to Clinton. Brazile, now leader of the Democratic National Committee, left CNN after WikiLeaks released emails revealing her apparent tip-off to the Clinton campaign.

"So unethical," Trump said.

"Disgrace!" a man in the crowd yelled at the media pen.

As the media left the gym, a man holding a toddler in one arm thrust the other toward reporters and photographers, waving his fist and shouting "traitor" at each one of them.

"You're all traitors!" he screamed.

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