OLD Media Moves

Bloomberg reporter excluded from Trump event

February 4, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign escorted a Bloomberg News reporter from an event in Iowa, following a pledge no longer to approve credentials for the news organization, reports Catherine Lucey of The Wall Street Journal.

Lucey reports, “Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs was walked out of the room ahead of a press conference in West Des Moines Monday. A campaign official said the move was in keeping with the campaign policy.

“The Trump campaign announced in December that it would no longer approve credentials for Bloomberg News reporters after the company said it wouldn’t investigate Democratic presidential candidates while its owner, Mike Bloomberg, sought the party’s nomination. The organization said it would continue to investigate Mr. Trump and his administration.

“Bloomberg News declined to comment.

“The organization’s reporters have continued to access Mr. Trump’s rallies as part of the White House press corps travel pool. Bloomberg News is one of a handful of organizations with permanent seats in the pool, so a Bloomberg News reporter is with Mr. Trump wherever he travels, including campaign events. The campaign official said the composition of the travel pool is dictated by the White House.”

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