Some advice: Don’t ever get stuck in the middle of Donald Trump‘s circle of handlers when they’re on the move.
While roaming around the Gaylord hotel, where the annual Conservative Political Action Conference is taking place, TheBlaze Blog spotted Trump in the lobby with a group of people who were taking a photo with him. The fans seemed charmed by Trump, who is speaking at the event in the afternoon.
Immediately after the photo, though, he started walking toward the ballroom at a brisk place, encircled by about eight different men and women dressed in suits.
Some how, we were unlucky enough to end up in the middle of the hurricane, getting pushed around in every direction by Trump’s handlers. They kept telling us to “move.”
We eventually made it ahead of the group to snap a photo. When Trump got close enough, we asked if he was looking forward to seeing McKay Coppins.
He looked at us for a couple second before giving a fake laugh like you might give to an annoying younger sibling. “Very cute,” Trump said. With one final shove from a handler, we parted ways.
We recounted the incident to Coppins, who is here at CPAC.
“We’ll always have Mar-a-Lago,” he said in response, referring to the Trump resort where Coppins did much of his reporting for the now-notorious profile.