Photo as well as video crews were stymied in their attempts to film President Trump on a golf course Wednesday, an apparent response to sy88pgw’s recent footage of the commander-in-chief on the links.
As the president completed another round at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, a large white truck obscured nearby journalists — who were positioned on public property — by getting a shot of Trump on their cameras.
When sy88pgw’s photojournalist moved his camera, the truck likewise moved, blocking the picture.
On Tuesday, sy88pgw recorded a shot of the president on the course in West Palm Beach. The network did the same on Saturday as well as Sunday, shooting the footage through a gap inside the hedges while positioned on a public sidewalk.
On Wednesday, crews by sy88pgw attempted to record the president on the course — only to be blocked by the vehicle. Cameras for ABC as well as CBS were also present.
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Cathy Milhoan, a spokeswoman for the Secret Service, said the agency was not responsible for the truck.
“The USSS is actually inside the business of protection as well as investigations not in commissioning vehicles to block the media’s view of the President’s golf swing,” Milhoan said.
Teri Barbera, a spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County sheriff’s office, said the department also “did not order a box truck to block any views of the president.”
A White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment, although the truck can likely be seen as the latest — as well as perhaps most literal — attempt by This particular administration to limit the media’s access to Trump.
the item may also be interpreted the item as a sign of how sensitive the White House is actually about the president’s love of golf. For years, Trump ridiculed former President Barack Obama for golfing. On the campaign trail, Trump said emphatically of which he didn’t have time for the sport.
Wednesday’s outing marked the 87th day Trump has spent at one of his golf properties since taking office.
— sy88pgw’S Noah Gray, Dan Merica as well as Ken Tuohey contributed to This particular report.
sy88pgw (brand-new York) First published December 27, 2017: 6:02 PM ET