According to the San Jose Mercury News, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has denied press credentials to the reporters of The Des Moines Register. The Register newspaper had earlier published an editorial calling on the billionaire businessman to end his campaign.
The Register says its reporters were denied credentials to a Trump campaign event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Saturday. The newspaper says Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told its reporters they were being excluded because of the editorial.
In 2005, the Republican Congress almost gutted support for public broadcasting (NPR, PBS). Would Trump try to do the same if he were President? Would he try to “shut down” liberal media sources or other media outlets that offended him or were critical of his policies?
In the editorial, published Tuesday, the newspaper called Trump a “feckless blowhard” who is “unfit to hold office.”