Republican frontrunner Donald Trump chose to “snub” a reporter Thursday night when he learned which outlet the individual worked for.
According to multiple reports, the reporter tried to ask the real estate mogul a question in the spin room following the South Carolina debate.
“Where are you from?” Trump asked.
“Al Jazeera,” the reporter answered.
“You guys are going out of business!” Trump quipped back.
Trump snubs an @AlJazeera reporter in the spin room. "You guys are going out of business!" Trump exclaims, walking by the reporter.
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) January 15, 2016
(In spin room) TRUMP: Where are you from? @michaelshure: Al-Jazeera! TRUMP: You guys are out of business! (walks away)
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) January 15, 2016
Executives at Al Jazeera America announced on Wednesday afternoon that the news outlet, which struggled significantly with ratings, would be closing its doors at the end of April. Since the announcement, the outlet has been the subject of jabs from individuals.
NFL quarterback Peyton Manning had some fun poking fun at the outlet, joking earlier this week about how much Al Jazeera would be missed with its poor ratings. “I’m sure it’s going to be just devastating to all their viewers,” he said.
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