Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign announced Monday that it will no longer credential journalists working for Bloomberg News to cover campaign events, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The campaign cites Michael Bloomberg’s decision to run for president.
The Trump campaign reportedly believes Bloomberg News is unfairly protecting candidate Bloomberg from scrutiny.
Campaign manager Brad Parscale is quoted saying in a statement: “Bloomberg News has declared that they won’t investigate their boss or his Democrat competitors, many of whom are current holders of high office, but will continue critical reporting on President Trump. As President Trump’s campaign, we are accustomed to unfair reporting practices, but most news organizations don’t announce their biases so publicly.”
Parscale added: “Since they have declared their bias openly, the Trump campaign will no longer credential representatives of Bloomberg News for rallies or other campaign events. We will determine whether to engage with individual reporters or answer inquiries from Bloomberg News on a case-by-case basis. This will remain the policy of the Trump campaign until Bloomberg News publicly rescinds its decision.”
John Micklethwait, Bloomberg’s editor-in-chief, responded with a statement statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter in which he said: “The accusation of bias couldn’t be further from the truth. We have covered Donald Trump fairly and in an unbiased way since he became a candidate in 2015 and will continue to do so despite the restrictions imposed by the Trump campaign.”