Politico - The Washington Post was the latest target of Donald Trump’s ire Monday afternoon, but the publication is just one of more than a dozen news organizations the candidate has blocked from doing its job. In a Facebook post, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee announced that his campaign would no longer issue press credentials to The Post’s reporters because of the publication’s “incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting” of his campaign. “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,” he wrote.
Look, I can get down with how Trump does things differently. I can get down with his outside the box thinking. I can’t get down with his racism, his refusal to speak on issues, and how he made the Orlando tragedy all about himself. I think what most (rational) people are realizing is they like the idea of a politician like Trump much more than they like Trump himself. Like, Trump is setting the groundwork to change the political climate and landscape, showing that the current system is flawed, but he’s not quite the right guy to move us forward. And pulling the press credentials of one of the country’s biggest newspapers proves that. Trump talks such a big talk about how he’s going to bring down ISIS, about how he’s going to make the country bigger and stronger than ever…but he can’t handle the criticisms of a newspaper? He’s so big and strong when people say nice things about him, but just drops the ban hammer on those who speak ill of him. You can’t have that in your leader. You just can’t. I don’t really care if the Post is bias against him. Not everyone is going to love you. Not all news outlets are going to suck your dick. But attempting to silence those news outlets is not what makes America great again. Giving major media outlets as little access as possible is cowardice. How can the presidential nominee for the president of the United States of America think it’s American to ban those who disagree and surround himself with only the press that reports favorably about him? That’s a scary, scary domino that he just pushed forward.