Variety, Washington Post

Donald Trump Revokes Press Credentials in Clash Over Orlando Shooting Story

Jun 13, 2016  •  Post A Comment

“Donald Trump said that he is revoking the press credentials of The Washington Post, after complaining about a headline on one of their stories about his response to the terrorist attack in Orlando,” Variety reports.

Trump was apparently upset about a headline on a story, which Trump quoted as reading, “Donald Trump suggests President Obama was involved with Orlando shooting.” The story reported on comments Trump made in an appearance today on “Fox & Friends.”

Trump reportedly said during the appearance: “We’re led by a man that is either not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind. People cannot believe it. They cannot believe that President Obama is acting the ways 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 headline on The Post story now reads, “Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando shooting.”

Trump posted messages on Facebook and Twitter, writing that “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.”


  1. Just imagine a USA with Donald Trump as President. He will censor any media that is critical of him. He will fire any official that disagrees. He will end up writing the stories himself, since he admiittedly is his own advisor. Is this the America we want?

  2. There is a significant difference between the press being ” critical” and blatantly creating a quote of a statement he dis not make
    Hillary will take us nowhere

  3. “Nowhere” for 4 years is preferable to a rocket ride to Hell.

  4. Headlines, especially ones that are later edited to render them neutral, should not editorialize. WAPO is free to criticize but never in a headline for a news story. They know it, or they’d never have fixed it.

  5. Obama has been an ineffective leader. Hillary has been a bag of lies and controversies for years. America NEEDS Trump!


  6. America needs herpes!

    (herpes is Trump)

  7. wwwparker: How dare you insult Herpes!

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