Trump declares victory over New Hampshire newspaper cut from ABC debate

El Trumpo is declaring victory over the New Hampshire Union Leader tonight:

The Donald has had a feud with the newspaper for a while now.

Here’s the explanation from Politico:

ABC is cutting off their partnership with the New Hampshire Union Leader for the Republican primary debate on Feb. 6, an ABC spokesperson has confirmed.

The paper was set to have a co-branding relationship for the debate, though it was going to be a comparatively minor role, without any representative on stage asking questions on behalf of the newspaper. In a series of tweets on Sunday, Trump took credit for ABC’s move, saying he asked for ABC to remove the paper from the debate.

An ABC spokesperson declined to comment on his claims, but ever since the paper’s participation in the December Democratic debate, the relationship with ABC had become strained, at best, a source at ABC with knowledge of the situation said. Adding to the strained relationship, the source said, was the paper’s singling out of one particular candidate, Donald Trump, with front page editorials. 

WMUR, the ABC affiliate which the Democratic National Committee had kicked out of participating in the December debate over a union dispute, will see anchor Josh McElveen participating in some form with David Muir and Martha Raddatz moderating.

No matter the reason, Trump wins again against a vehement detractor.

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