Donald Trump is again dominating the media’s coverage of the presidential race, frustrating his Republican rivals who can’t gain traction for their own campaigns.
Trump’s proposal to bar Muslims from entering the United States provoked wall-to-wall coverage, even though it has little chance of becoming U.S. law and has been repudiated by Democrats and Republicans alike.
“I’ve never seen anything like it, it was like 9/11 coverage,” said one operative from a rival campaign who spoke freely on condition of anonymity. “I talked to two reporters yesterday about potential story ideas, and they said, ‘Sorry, I don’t have time. My f—ing editor is making me cover Donald Trump.’”