Donald Trump's Campaign Ends Media Blacklist
The billionaire businessman has lashed out at the media countless times since he announced his candidacy last summer.
Donald Trump's campaign on Wednesday confirmed to multiple outlets that it was ending a media blacklist, which barred some newspapers and online sites from attending the GOP presidential nominee's campaign events.
Politico, the Washington Post, The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed were among the outlets banned by the Trump campaign over stories the billionaire businessman claimed were either poorly reported or contained outright lies.
The Post’s executive editor, Martin Baron, called Trump’s action against his newspaper “nothing less than a repudiation of the role of a free and independent press.”
Ever since he announced his candidacy last summer, Trump has lashed out at the media, in general, countless times, both through social media and in person at rallies, repeatedly remarking on how unfairly he believes he is treated with coverage.
At some points, such as with Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, Trump has made the attacks personal, claiming he has information that would hurt them personally.