They made it clear they aren’t journalists.
President Trump’s 2020 campaign announced Monday it will no longer allow reporters from Bloomberg News to obtain credentials to cover Trump campaign events.
The big picture: Campaign manager Brad Parscale described the decision to ban Bloomberg reporters as a reaction to Bloomberg News’ announcement that it would no longer do investigative journalism on Democratic 2020 candidates, following the entry of the media outlet’s owner, Mike Bloomberg, into the presidential race.
After Bloomberg confirmed he was running, Bloomberg News’ editor-in-chief John Micklethwait sent a memo to newsroom staffers saying the organization would continue its tradition “of not investigating Mike (and his family and foundation) and we will extend the same policy to his rivals in the Democratic primaries.”
Micklethwait said Bloomberg News would keep investigating the Trump administration, as it is “the government of the day,” but that it would reassess how it covers Trump if Bloomberg wins the Democratic nomination.
What they’re saying:
“The decision by Bloomberg News to formalize preferential reporting policies is troubling and wrong.