Well, they started it. At least, that’s probably the logic from the Trump re-election campaign.
On Monday the campaign said it won’t issue press credentials to those working for Bloomberg News, the organization owned by Democratic hopeful Michael Bloomberg.
After Bloomberg declared his candidacy, the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg news aid the agency would stick to its long tradition of not investigating Michael Bloomberg and his family, and would also refrain from investigating the Democratic rivals. As for the president, he remained fair game.
Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement:
“Since they have declared their bias openly, the Trump campaign will no longer credential representatives of Bloomberg News for rallies or other campaign events. We will determine whether to engage with individual reporters or answer inquiries from Bloomberg News on a case-by-case basis.”
Credentials enable reporters to more easily access rallies and other campaign events leading up to the November 2020 election. Members of the public must obtain tickets from the campaign and then wait in long lines to enter events.