'Donald Trump's re-election campaign said Monday it would bar reporters from Bloomberg News from covering the president's campaign rallies after the global news outlet announced a new reporting policy for a 2020 race that includes its billionaire owner.
The Trump camp blasted out word of the ban in a statement from campaign manager Brad Parscale while the president was en route to Britain for a NATO meeting.
'The decision by Bloomberg News to formalize preferential reporting policies is troubling and wrong,' wrote Parscale.
Donald J. Trump for President, the campaign organization Parscale leads, is separate from the White House—which hasn't staked out a position yet on Bloomberg News.
Parscale's statement followed the outlet's announcement of a policy that it would continue its practice of not investigating its owner, who previously served three terms as mayor of New York City and has been in the public spotlight for years.
It also said it won't probe Bloomberg's Democratic rivals, but would continue to investigate the Trump administration.
'Bloomberg News has declared that they won't investigate their boss or his Democrat competitors, many of whom are current holders of high office, but will continue critical reporting on President Trump,' said Parscale.
'As President Trump's campaign, we are accustomed to unfair reporting practices, but most news organizations don't announce their biases so publicly. Presented with this new policy from Bloomberg News, our campaign was forced to determine how to proceed,' he continued.'
Read more: Donald Trump's campaign bans Bloomberg News reporters from covering events after Michael Bloomberg launches White House run and his news company says it will ONLY investigate Trump administration
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