Thursday, July 28, 2016
Trump Jong Un
A Post reporter was banned from a Trump-Pence rally yesterday. That should frighten you.
"Jose DelReal is one of a small team of people who cover Donald Trump's presidential campaign for The Washington Post.
On Wednesday, he was in Milwaukee to cover an appearance by Trump running mate Mike Pence. DelReal was barred from covering the event as a reporter, in keeping with Trump's six-week-old ban on The Washington Post. DelReal then tried to enter the event as a citizen. He was told he could not enter with a cell phone despite the fact that other people were not held to that same standard. He put his phone and computer in the car and again tried to enter.
He was refused — again — and patted down. “I don’t want you here. You have to go,” the security official told him. That should scare the hell out of you. It's easy to let this whole episode fall into a partisan trap. "He deserved it!" Trump allies will argue. "Reporters at mainstream outlets are biased against Trump! Maybe if you told the truth sometimes, he would let you in!"