While Hillary Clinton has blacklisted herself from press conferences for 274 days (before having a brief press conference that she ended early due to a coughing fit), Trump has had a personal blacklist of media outlets of his own.Previously, Trump’s campaign had denied press credentials to The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Univision, the Daily Beast, Politico, and other news organizations that provided what was deemed to be “unfair coverage.” Regardless of what you think of the blacklist, Trump is right that all those organizations slant heavily leftward, and unapologetically so.
As Hillary (kind of, but not really) ended her absence from press conferences, Trump’s attitude towards the press is changing as well. As The Hill reports: Starting Thursday, the campaign will approve their credential requests, a campaign spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.
Their lack of press credentials hasn’t stopped them from giving slanted coverage of Trump’s campaign, so what difference does it really make? At least he’ll speak to the press, unlike his competitor.