Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - R.C. Hammond did not have a good morning.
A gaggle of frustrated reporters swarmed Newt Gingrich's perpetually-exhausted traveling press secretary before the candidate's Thursday morning event in Las Vegas, demanding to know why campaign advisers had erroneously informed various media outlets that business mogul and reality television star Donald Trump was set to endorse Gingrich.
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CNN broke the news Thursday that Trump will actually be endorsing Mitt Romney.
But multiple news outlets - including The Associated Press, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Politico - reported the previous evening that Gingrich would be the one to land the endorsement, citing sources inside the campaign.
Was the communications mix-up a sign of the campaign's disorganization?
Or had Trump given Gingrich assurances about his endorsement, and then backed away?
With a raft of digital audio recorders shoved in his face, Hammond refused to answer the questions.
"The only person who knows what Donald Trump is going to do today is Donald Trump," he said, repeating the line at least five different times.
When reporters continued to press, Hammond demanded to know what campaign sources had talked.
"Who are they?" he asked.
No one named names - reporters don't like to reveal their sources, after all – so Hammond, clutching his coffee, tried to meander away.
"I am not talking to you guys anymore," he huffed. "I can only say the same thing 16 times."
Still, some reporters followed, wanting more details about the Trump drama.
"I am already tired of you," he said, brushing them off. "I need to take a nap."