Donald Trump, in a Facebook post, announced that his campaign would no longer issue press credentials to reporters from The Washington Post because of the publication’s “incredibly inaccurate coverage” of his campaign, reports POLITICO.
The POLITICO post, in part, added:
““Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post,” he wrote.
“In a longer statement, Trump accused the Post of being dishonest and of being manipulated by its owner, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, “so that they don’t have to pay taxes and don’t get sued.”
“”The Washington Post unfortunately covers Mr. Trump very inaccurately,” the statement read. “Today’s headline, “Donald Trump Suggests President Obama Was Involved With Orlando Shooting” is a perfect example. We no longer feel compelled to work with a publication which has put its needs for “clicks” above journalistic integrity.”
“The story Trump mentioned was about remarks Trump made in a TV interview Monday morning in which he seemed to suggest that President Obama was hiding something about a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The publication has since changed the headline to: “Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando shooting.”
“”They have no journalistic integrity, and write falsely about Mr. Trump,” the statement continued. “Mr. Trump does not mind a bad story, but it has to be honest.”
“But The Post is the latest of more than a dozen publications that Trump has banned from attending his campaign events — although this is one of only a few bans Trump has explicitly announced. The bans over the months have targeted legacy organizations, broadcast news outlets and digital publications alike — and many have been in response to articles or editorials in those publications that reflect poorly upon the presidential candidate.”