Trump campaign bars Bloomberg News, alleging 'bias'

Yolanda Curtis
December 4, 2019

"Having one presidential campaign is nice and all, but I had some extra money lying around and chose to splurge on another first-class presidential campaign with all the bells and whistles", said Bloomberg, adding that he planned to split time between his original campaign and his new luxury one, for which he'd already gotten the most expensive consultants, most luxurious campaign vehicles, and nicest website money can buy.

Parscale announced Monday that the campaign won't give Bloomberg News reporters credentials for "rallies or other campaign events", since the agency's editors have "declared their bias openly".

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President Donald Trump's campaign said Monday it was banning journalists from Bloomberg News from its electoral events, claiming "bias" by the media group owned by presidential rival Michael Bloomberg. "As President Trump's campaign, we are accustomed to unfair reporting practices, but most news organizations don't announce their biases so publicly".

In response, the campaign will no longer credential Bloomberg News reporters to cover its events, Parscale said. We'll decide whether or not to interact with particular person reporters or reply inquires from Bloomberg Information on a case-by-case foundation. "It's not OK!" he added in a swipe at the newspaper after its executive editor condemned the Trump campaign's decision. "We condemn any action that keeps quality news media from reporting fairly and accurately on the presidency and the leadership of the country".

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

Micklethwait said the news organization's approach might change if Bloomberg wins the Democratic nomination and he is competing directly against Trump.

"Mini Mike Bloomberg has instructed his third rate news organization not to investigate him or any Democrat, but to go after President Trump, only", the president wrote.

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