June 25, 2016

Trump shows how he would violate Constitution as president

Guardian - The Guardian appeared to have been barred by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign after a spat the previous day, when the presumptive Republican presidential nominee took offence over questioning about his allegedly “toxic” politics. A Guardian reporter and photographer were denied access to Trump’s golf resort in Aberdeen, Scotland, on Saturday morning, where Trump is on the second day of a two-day UK visit.

When two Guardian staff members arrived at the entrance to the Trump International Golf Links on Saturday morning, they were denied entry by staff. Officials at the event said the Guardian was not on the list and did not have credentials.
The Washington Post was banned this month, after it reported Trump’s insinuation that “there’s something going on” with Barack Obama and shootings such as the recent attack in Orlando. That prompted the Post’s editor, Marty Baron, to say Trump had made “nothing less than a repudiation of the role of a free and independent press”.

In a statement, Trump’s campaign said the Post had “no journalistic integrity” and its staff “write falsely about Mr Trump”.

“Mr Trump does not mind a bad story, but it has to be honest,” a spokesperson insisted about that decision.

Politico, Univision, the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast and the Des Moines Register have also been explicitly banned or had reporters ejected from campaign events.

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