Hah-Hah! Trump Bans Des Moines Register Cranks from Saturday Event After Nasty Editorial
On Tuesday the Des Moines Register, Iowa’s largest and most liberal paper, called on Donald Trump to “pull the plug on his bloviating side show” and get out of the race for president.
Today the Trump Campaign told the Register they will not be allowed into his event Saturday in Oskaloosa.
The Des Moines Register reported:
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has denied The Des Moines Register press credentials to gain access to a candidate event scheduled for Saturday in Oskaloosa.
The reason: an editorial published by the newspaper last Tuesday calling on Trump to quit the Republican race.
Register political columnist Kathie Obradovich was informed Friday that she had been denied a credential to the event, a “family picnic” featuring Trump that will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the George Daily Community Auditorium in Oskaloosa.
Trump’s national campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, told Obradovich in a phone call that the Register was being excluded from the event because of the editorial.
The Register’s editorial board operates independently from the editors and reporters who conduct political coverage.
In a subsequent conversation with the Register’s chief political reporter, Jennifer Jacobs, Lewandowski reiterated that news staffers were being denied access because of the editorial.
“We’re not issuing credentials to anyone from The Des Moines Register based on the editorial that they wrote earlier in the week,” he said.
Lewandowski said he expected the campaign would consider allowing the Register to attend events at some point in the future.
That was a great move by the Register, especially since Trump is leading all candidates in the latest poll.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2015