Donald Trump Revokes Washington Post's Media Credentials
Trump called the newspaper "dishonest" and "phony."
— -- Donald Trump on Monday revoked the credentials of one of the nation’s largest and most influential newspapers, the Washington Post, effectively barring its reporters from future campaign events.
“Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post,” the presumptive Republican nominee wrote in a Facebook post.
In an earlier post, Trump expressed his dissatisfaction with an article titled, "Donald Trump suggests President Obama was involved with Orlando shooting." The article is now titled “Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando shooting.”
“I am no fan of President Obama, but to show you how dishonest the phony Washington Post is, they wrote, ‘Donald Trump suggests President Obama was involved with Orlando shooting’ as their headline. Sad!” Trump wrote in the post.
Marty Baron, editor of the Washington Post, said the news organization will continue to cover Trump, “honorably, honestly, accurately, energetically and unflinchingly.”
“Donald Trump's decision to revoke The Washington Post’s press credentials is nothing less than a repudiation of the role of a free and independent press. When coverage doesn't correspond to what the candidate wants it to be, then a news organization is banished,” Baron said in a written statement. “The Post will continue to cover Donald Trump as it has all along—honorably, honestly, accurately, energetically, and unflinchingly. We're proud of our coverage, and we're going to keep at it."
Shortly after announcing his decision, Trump tweeted a link to a New York Post article that referenced another Washington Post story.
ABC News’ Robin Sproul contributed to this report.
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