President Trump’s re-election campaign has issued a ban on credentials to Bloomberg News, refusing to allow them to attend campaign rallies or events.
Campaign manager Brad Parscale announced Monday, Dec. 2, the decision has been made following Bloomberg News’s announcement last week it would continue to investigate the president, however, would not investigate their owner, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is now a presidential candidate, nor any other Democrat running for president.
“The decision by Bloomberg News to formalize preferential reporting policies is troubling and wrong,” Parscale wrote 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.”
“Since they have declared their bias openly, the Trump campaign will no longer credential representatives of Bloomberg News for rallies or other campaign events,” Parscale said in a statement. “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.”
Pascale said Bloomberg News has overstepped the mark, by implementing “preferential reporting policies.”
Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee chairwoman, said the GOP agrees with the decision, and will no longer allow Bloomberg to cover sponsored event nor committee meetings.
“Media outlets should be independent and fair, and this decision proves that Bloomberg News is neither. The @GOP stands with @TeamTrump and will no longer credential Bloomberg representatives,” McDaniel tweeted.
Media outlets should be independent and fair, and this decision proves that Bloomberg News is neither.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) December 2, 2019
“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,” Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait told Fox News.