Trump Campaign Issues New Statement On Blacklisting Bloomberg

The Trump campaign issued another statement regarding their decision to blacklist Bloomberg News from getting media access to Trump’s campaign events.

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale announced the ban on Monday is a statement where he said: “The decision by Bloomberg News to formalize preferential reporting policies is troubling and wrong.”

“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,” he added per Fox News.

He continued: “Since they have declared their bias openly, the Trump campaign will no longer credential representatives of Bloomberg News for rallies or other campaign events.”

Trump campaign Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh said it was no fault of the journalists and reporters who were currently traveling with the Trump team, but reiterated the ban was due to the policy change that Bloomberg News recently made.

“Again, to be clear, the decision to refuse Trump campaign event credentials to Bloomberg News is specifically based on their stated policy of applying stricter journalistic scrutiny to Trump than to any Dem,” Murtaugh tweeted.

“They stated they will NOT investigate Dems, but WILL investigate Trump,” he added.

In an accompanying tweet, the communications director said the campaign shared “good, professional relationships” with the Bloomberg reporters.

“At the Trump campaign, we feel we have good, professional relationships with the Bloomberg reporters who cover the campaign,” he tweeted. “This decision is not about them or their work. It is about Bloomberg News adopting journalistic guidelines that create unfair reporting practices.”

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Murtaugh’s tweets were also in response to Bloomberg News editor-in-chief John Micklethwait defending his news outlet.

“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,” said Micklethwait.