Trump: Post is no longer welcome at my events
June 13, 2016
Donald Trump went full force after President Barack Obama following the deadly shootings at an Orlando night club over the weekend, saying that when it comes to terrorism, the president “doesn’t get it or he gets it better than anybody understands.”
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee delivered the comments on Fox News Channel, and shortly after, The Washington Post put up a story on its website with the headline, “Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando shooting.”
Almost immediately, the story shot to the top of The Post’s most-viewed stories list.
As you’d expect, the Trump campaign was not happy with the headline. It was so displeased it has pulled The Post’s credentials to cover the campaign.
“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,” said a post on Trump’s Facebook page.
The story in question included several quotes from Trump about Obama, including, “People cannot, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable. There’s something going on.”
The Post says it covered a Trump speech on Monday afternoon without incident. Its editor, Martin Baron, issued his own statement taking issue with the Trump campaign’s actions.
“Donald Trump’s decision to revoke The Washington Post’s press credentials is nothing less than a repudiation of the role of a free and independent press. When coverage doesn’t correspond to what the candidate wants it to be, then a news organization is banished,” he said.
“The Post will continue to cover Donald Trump as it has all along—honorably, honestly, accurately, energetically, and unflinchingly. We’re proud of our coverage, and we’re going to keep at it.”
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