The Trump campaign has announced today that it will no longer credential Bloomberg News reporters for its events after Bloomberg News said they would not investigate Michael Bloomberg or any 2020 Democratic candidates:
CNN – President Trump’s 2020 campaign announced Monday that it will no longer credential Bloomberg News reporters for its events after the outlet said it would not conduct investigations into the Democratic presidential candidates, but would continue to probe the Trump administration.
“The decision by Bloomberg News to formalize preferential reporting policies is troubling and wrong,” Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, said in a statement.
“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,” Parscale said. “Since they have declared their bias openly, the Trump campaign will no longer credential representatives of Bloomberg News for rallies or other campaign events.
Parscale said the Trump campaign will “determine whether to engage with individual reporters or answer inquiries from Bloomberg News on a case-by-case basis.”
“That will remain the policy of the Trump campaign until Bloomberg News publicly rescinds its decision,” Parscale said.
Last week Bloomberg News announced they would only investigate Trump and not any of the 2020 Democratic rivals:
Bloomberg News announced last month that it would not investigate the Democratic presidential candidates after its owner, Mike Bloomberg, jumped into the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
The outlet has long avoided probing its owner and said it would continue to do so as he seeks the nomination. To level the playing field, Bloomberg News said it would also not investigate the other Democratic presidential candidates.
But, the outlet said it would continue to investigate the Trump administration “as the government of the day.” That decision prompted the protest from the Trump campaign on Monday.
This is a good move by the Trump campaign and, as you might imagine, it’s getting a lot of support from people on the right.
Heck, even within Bloomberg reporters are torn over the issue:
Internally, Bloomberg News reporters have been torn about how their outlet is handling the fact that its owner is running for president.
Some Bloomberg News reporters have expressed optimism to CNN Business. Others have said they’re concerned.
“[It’s] everybody’s nightmare come true,” one reporter told CNN Business.
Bloomberg News is officially compromised.