Trump BANS newspaper reporters from events over critical editorial!

Wow. The Donald isn’t screwing around. Apparently the campaign was upset over an editorial published at the Des Moines Register and have decided to reject their press credentials.

From the banned Des Moines Register:

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.

The campaign said they would consider allowing them access in the future.

Earlier, the Donald had responded personally to the editorial:

I think people will freak out over this, but ironically, it’s just a less subtle form of what Hillary has been doing all along. It’s just that el Trumpo is being much more brutal and brazen about it. On the other hand, we would be in an uproar if Obama banned someone from the White House press corps over something critical, right?

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