Published: Wed, December 04, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Trump '20 Denies Bloomberg News Credentials

Trump '20 Denies Bloomberg News Credentials

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee have issued a ban on all reporters from Bloomberg News attending future rallies and campaign events. "Presented with this new policy from Bloomberg News, our campaign was forced to determine how to proceed". Bloomberg told reporters that he was also scouting sites for an additional global presidential campaign in a more exotic locale.

The hands-off investigation policy was extended to the rest of the Democratic field but not to the president's reelection campaign.Trump campaign officials, who have been weighing how to respond for the past week, called it a bias decision."Since they have declared their bias openly, the Trump campaign will no longer credential representatives of Bloomberg News for rallies or other campaign events".

"As President Trump's campaign, we are accustomed to unfair reporting practices, but most news organizations don't announce their biases so publicly", Parscale said.

Accusations of bias "couldn't be further from the truth", Micklethwait said, responding to Parscale's announcement.

Makes sense: Bloomberg's editor-in-chief, John Micklethwait, announced that, since the company's owner joined the race, it won't investigate any Democrats running for president, but only the incumbent.

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In his memo describing how Bloomberg News would cover the campaign, Micklethwait said that reporters would "write about virtually all aspects of this presidential contest".

Bloomberg, who served as mayor from 2002 to 2013, launched his Democratic presidential campaign with an apology for his embrace of stop-and-frisk policing tactics, which give police wide latitude to detain individuals suspected of committing a crime and have been found to be used disproportionately against minorities.

"The decision by Bloomberg News to formalize preferential reporting policies is troubling and wrong", Parscale said in a statement. "We condemn any action that keeps quality news media from reporting fairly and accurately on the presidency and the leadership of the country".

"It's really risky when you start saying to any press outlet that you can't cover me, you can't be credentialed, you can't get on the bus or you can't come to the White House", Biden said on his campaign bus. "Would any Democrat have Fox cover them in the White House?" he said. "It's the nature of the beast".

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