GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is again making headlines—and again garnering online derision—this time for putting The Washington Post in an indefinite “timeout.”
On Monday, Trump announced that he was pulling the Post’s press credentials:
On Monday night, Trump issued a full statement:
The Washington Post unfortunately covers Mr. Trump very inaccurately. Today’s headline, “Donald Trump Suggests President Obama Was Involved With Orlando Shooting” is a perfect example. We no longer feel compelled to work with a publication which has put its need for “clicks” above journalistic integrity.
They have no journalistic integrity and write falsely about Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump does not mind a bad story, but it has to be honest. The fact is, The Washington Post is being used by the owners of Amazon as their political lobbyist so that they don’t have to pay taxes and don’t get sued for monopolistic tendencies that have led to the destruction of department stores and the retail industry.
Trump just revoked the press credentials of The Washington Post, the outlet that brought down Nixon and is respected worldwide.