In an abrupt statement on Donald Trump’s Facebook page, the Trump campaign has announced that they are revoking the press credentials for the Washington Post to all Trump campaign events.
Conservatives have groused about the Washington Post regularly and repeatedly for years, but this is without a doubt the first time a Presidential candidate has ever attempted something like this. Quite frankly, the Washington Post (while liberal) is not even NEARLY the worst newspaper in the country and does a reasonably good job of trying to see that conservative opinion regularly appears on its pages.
Trump, though, has a bug up his butt about the WaPo in particular, due in no small part to the fact that the Washington Post finally shamed him into donating to veterans’ groups a couple weeks ago, not to mention the fact that they reported the fact that he freaked out and hung up on their reporters back in May when asked about his alter ego. Trump has started an open war with Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, and threatened to sic the Justice Department on Amazon if he becomes President.
Trump really does mean to bully the media if and when he becomes President, and he is showing it now as a candidate.