By Bronte Price, PoliticKING
Donald Trump said in a Facebook post, on Monday that he is "revoking" the Washington Post's press access at his campaign events, calling the newspaper is "phony and dishonest."
The presumptive GOP nominee said he made the decision based on the Washington Post’s "incredibly inaccurate coverage" of him.
The Post's executive editor Marty Baron responded saying, "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. 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."
The Washington Post is not the first news outlet to be banned by Trump. BuzzFeed, Politico, The Daily Beast, Univision, and The Huffington Post are some of other outlets that have been blocked in recent months. Some reporters have described this as Trump’s "blacklist."
The Huffington Post tweeted at The Post on Monday saying, "Welcome to the club."
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