Politico journalist reportedly denied access to Trump event

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 15, 2016. At right is his son Eric Trump and at left is campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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Donald Trump spoke to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is notorious for being extremely hard to reach — when he wants to be, that is.

According to a Politico article, reporter Ben Schreckinger was denied access to Trump’s press conference on Tuesday night after his previously approved credentials were revoked.

In their article, Politico states Schreckinger, who has been covering the campaign for six months, received confirmation of his credentials Tuesday morning, but, “less than ten minutes later, another email arrived saying those same credentials were denied.”


When Schreckinger arrived at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, he was “denied entry and escorted off of the property.”

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The publication said the move “followed a threat last week from Trump officials to exclude Politico reporters from campaign events.”

The political publication is not the first to be denied entry to a Trump event. Reporters from The Des Moines Register, Univision, the Huffington Post, and Buzzfeed have all been excluded from events.

It also comes as Trump has received criticism for his attitude towards the media.

In February, the real estate mogul said that should he become president, he wants to make it easier to file lawsuits against newspapers.


‘‘If I become president, oh, do they have problems,” Trump said.

Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was also recently criticized after he allegedly grabbed then-Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields, leaving behind finger-shaped bruises.