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Trump gesturing to one of his many rallies in September 2016

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday ended his ban on press credentials for some news outlets seeking to cover his campaign events, including The Washington Post and Buzzfeed, a policy that had drawn strong criticism from press freedom advocates.

Trump‘s ban at times also included Politico and The Huffington Post, following coverage that was critical of him. The banned organizations had continued covering his campaign, but they could not get credentials to formally attend his events, including sitting in the media section at rallies.

Those outlets now will be able to obtain media credentials, as well as travel with other reporters covering the Republican candidate, campaign spokesman Hope Hicks confirmed.

Press freedom advocates strongly condemned such bans. Reporters without Borders said when the Post was banned in June that it was an “act of hostility” toward the media and a serious violation of press freedom.

“Revoking press credentials was imprudent, pointless and offensive from the start. We’re pleased to see the ban come to a long-overdue end,” Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron said in a statement on Wednesday.

Sam Stein, senior politics editor for the Huffington Post, said on Twitter the outlet was no longer blacklisted. “They even returned my email to confirm it,” he said of the Trump campaign.

Reporters from the banned organizations had often gained access to Trump campaign events by waiting in the same lines as the general public, but they could be tossed out by members of his security team if discovered.

Trump‘s vice presidential running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, said last month that the campaign was discussing reversing the ban, but no change had been announced before Wednesday.

“I figure they can’t treat me any worse,” Trump, a New York businessman, told CNN in a statement declaring the ban over.

Trump is running against Democrat Hillary Clinton for the Nov. 8 election.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson; Editing by Frances Kerry and Jonathan Oatis)

Photo: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures to supporters at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, U.S., September 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

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  1. Joan September 7, 2016

    I hope the WAPO, Buzzfeed and Huffington Post treat Trump’s statement ” they can’t treat me any worse” as a dare.” As we get closer to election day and the writing on the wall becomes clear to even those with myopia and cognitive dissonance those journalist will be there for grief counseling and resentment, frustration driven scandal sharing by his campaign staff. There is nothing like a sinking ship to bring out the rats, keep those recorders at the ready and carry on troops.

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    1. Dominick Vila September 8, 2016

      Remember, we don’t really have 62 days left for those who plan to vote, early voting is around the corner.
      VOTE!

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  2. rhetoric_phobic September 7, 2016

    Trump is looking for his name in print any place he can find it.

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  4. I of John September 8, 2016

    ‘they can’t treat me any worse’ Wanna bet!?

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  5. Jon September 8, 2016

    II want to hear the racist do his war hoop again. Will he still make fun of the disabled while his fans roar with laughter? Is he going to stop calling women disgusting names? Is he going to show any respect for military personnel? Will he stop lying everyday? Will he be held to a presidential standard or a narcissistic, racist, uninformed, insulting Trump standard? Has he “pivoted?” We will see.

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    1. itsfun September 8, 2016

      A better question is will Hillary ever stop lying?

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      1. Jon September 10, 2016

        Do some fact checking. You will find that while Hillary was not been 100% truthful, she is one of the most honest of 50 politicians fact checked. You will also find out that Donald J Trump is the MOST DISHONEST.

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        1. itsfun September 10, 2016

          I don’t care what 50 or 100 politicians did in a so called fact check. I care about the who the next President will be. I know Hillary is a proven liar. She has gotten rich on the back of America. She lies about her lies. Just last night she said 50% of Americans that support Trump are deplorable people. That would be almost 25% of American citizens. I say almost 25% because our country is divided about 47% each way. Just saw a deal the U.S. has struck a piece deal with Russia to get a ceasefire in Syria. Does that sound like what Trump suggested? Remember when Trump said we should go after the oil. Last spring our country went after the oil trucks. Must be the White House is listening to Trump. After the forum Democrats were calling Trump name after name for wanting to get Russia to work with us to get peace and stop the wars. I wonder what they will call Obama after he did what Trump said we should do?

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          1. Jon September 10, 2016

            You should care that Trump is the most dishonest politician fact checked and Clinton is one of the most honest. Trump has filed multiple bankruptcies leaving taxpayers to pay for his poor business practices. While Hillary may not be completely accurate in her estimate of the number of “deplorables” who support Trump, there is no question that he has a very large following of hate groups, white supremacists/nationalists, racists, xenophobes, misogynists, neo-nazis, anti-semites, and ordinary thugs. Read some of the stuff put out by his campaign CEO Stephen Bannon and Breitbart news, read things on the websites of some of his right wing supporters— you might start with Infostormer, The Daily Stormer, Stormfront, and Infowars with Alex Jones. Go back and look at tapes of the violence at some of his rallies and listen to the horrible hateful things his supporters say and watch what they do. Going after oil trucks and invading a country and seizing their oil wells is comparing apples and oranges. Trump advocated doing exactly what Saddam Hussein did when he invaded Kuwait and set off the 1st Iraq War. After the Commander in Chief Forum, not one person said that the U.S. shouldn’t cooperate with Russia if there was something to be gained. We have cooperated with the former USSR and today’s Russia on things that were beneficial even at the height of the Cold War. SOS Kerry has been involved with his Russian counterpart for months. No one asked Trump for his opinion or stole any of his ideas. What horrified people after the CinC Forum was how he disparaged the president and generals while singing Putin’s praises and was foolish enough to think any poll showing Putin with an 82% approval rating was a marvelous thing not knowing that if people disapprove of or disagree with him they may be killed or imprisoned. He followed it up by making an appearance on state owned Russian Television belittling the U.S. generals, president, and media. What a patriot! Now he says that if he was president and small Iranian boats full of men who were giving sailors aboard a U.S. destroyer the finger he would blast them out of the water. How thin skinned and trigger happy can he be? That’s enough. If you are a true believer in Trump, there’s nothing I can say and have already wasted my time writing this reply.

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          2. itsfun September 10, 2016

            I am wasting my time reading your bs.

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          3. dpaano September 12, 2016

            Jon….I agree, and I have blocked these types of individuals because they don’t know what they’re talking about and only believe all the BS conspiracy theories that the GOP throws out there. It’s a known fact that the GOP motivates their base with lies and scare tactics! They’re very good at it, but the problem is that most of these individuals that believe this BS are people without any college education, no desire to do their homework, and just willy nilly believe everything they’re told whether it’s true or not!!! Pretty sad!!! If Trump IS actually elected (heaven forbid), they will find out pretty quickly how many lies he’s told and the things he’s promised and won’t be able to do! After all, even President Obama promised many things but wasn’t able to get them through (thanks to our recalcitrant Congress). It’s okay to say you’re going to do this and that when you’re campaigning, but people need to realize that some of the things promised just are possible. It happens to ALL presidential candidates. Trump is promising the world, but he’s not going to be able to do even 1% of the things he says he’s going to do!

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        2. dpaano September 12, 2016

          Recently, a couple of the fact checking groups reviewed both Trump and Hillary. According to them, Trump has lied 59% of the time vs. 12% for Hillary. So, who’s the biggest liar? As you said, if they only did their research, they would not be bringing up lies told by the candidates because Trump has Hillary beat!!

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    2. dpaano September 9, 2016

      Jon, what really PISSES me off, as a Vietnam veteran myself, is that he keeps saying that so many veterans have said they are going to vote for him. Who are these so-called veterans? The ones that I know think he’s the biggest idiot ever to walk this planet, and they have NO plans on voting for him. He has nothing to give to veterans….he’s already proven that with his phony “donations” from the Trump Foundation!!! I still wonder how many of those “alleged” donations are still unpaid. He has NO respect for military personnel, especially after the comment he made the other day about generals!!! If they vote for him, they are bigger idiots than I thought, and I’ve known quite a few generals in my time and most of them are NOT stupid!!

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      1. Jon September 10, 2016

        Although I never served in the military myself, I am from a family of many people who have served and are serving in the military. Both great-grandfathers, grandfathers, father, numerous great-uncles and aunts, uncles and aunts, cousins, brothers, nephews, and nieces have served or are currently serving. Those still living unanimously reject Trump and everything he stands for. I also have many friends who are veterans and I am not aware of any who support Trump.
        A niece is a nurse at a VA Hospital. She is deeply offended by the horrible things he has said about the VA and the ;people who work at the Hospitals. To an overwhelming degree, those working in VA Hospitals are good, hard working, knowledgeable people. The greatest problem is inadequate funding.
        Several were exasperated with his answer to the mental health question and the tragedy of veteran’s suicide and, while Trump did get it right that long waiting times to get help is a significant problem, he started talking about their pain as if it was physical pain and he would give them pills until they could be seen by a VA doctor or therapist. Therapy is absolutely vital in dealing with PTSD and suicide. For Trump to just want to give them a pill and make them wait in line shows the depth of his stupidity and complete lack of sincere concern for their well-being.
        They also have the same concerns you have and more. Thank you for your service.

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        1. dpaano September 12, 2016

          Thank YOU for your response. My biggest peeve on these websites are posters who say “a lot of veterans aren’t voting for Hillary,” or something to that affect….it pisses me off because there are ALSO several veterans who ARE voting for Hillary! There are many people who are voting for one candidate against the other…..so what? Like you, I know MANY veterans who prefer to vote for Hillary based on comments made by Trump, especially his latest about “building up the military” and spending “millions of billions of dollars” to beef up our military. Where in heck does he think he’s going to get the money to do that? Granted, we DO need to do some modernizing of our military, but to spend “millions of billions” of taxpayer’s money to “build up” the military is ridiculous!!! Apparently, he doesn’t realize that, unlike a CEO of a company, he doesn’t have the checkbook!!! He’ll have to go through Congress to get any money to build his stupid wall or to “beef up” the military, and I don’t think, even as conservative as they have been, that they are going to get the vote to spend OUR money on things that are not necessary! It’ll be interesting to see, needless to say. Anyway, thanks for agreeing with me on this one!!! He has such grandiose plans, but I don’t think he knows where the money is going to come from……and since he plans on cutting taxes for the 1%, I guess he thinks the rest of us are going to pay for it! And, the really STUPID thing, Jon, is that most of his followers just don’t realize that! It must be nice to live in a fantasy world where money is endless!

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          1. Jon September 12, 2016

            I have a lot of trouble believing that a majority of veterans and those currently serving will vote for Trump. I think they may be trying to create a false belief to sway undecided voters. Loyal Americans have great respect for our military. I can understand an undecided voter being swayed by thinking that if most military veterans and those currently serving are voting for him, he must be the one who will keep us safe. I may be wrong but I am just having trouble believing their claim.

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  6. ivory69690@yahoo.com September 8, 2016

    DONNY DUMP talks so good about PUTTHEAD . how much he likes him he should go to Russia and live there with his he wants to be B/F . then he talks about his secret plan for ISIS SSHHHHHHHHHHHH ! he pulled this already im not telling you my plan . you want this and that I can get it for you . so seeing you want these things and I can get them now just vote me into the White House and ill get these things done BELIEVE ME . he gets the house he will bury the country deeper then the DIRTY BUSH did and it will take decade’s to get out of that hole (if ever ) he is such a deranged child minded clown with every thing . he feels he knows more about every thing then anyone else dose (but in truth he is just a blow hard ) // as for him letting the media back its just another part of the DONNY DUMP CLOWN SHOW he is a child minded retard that just seek attention let them in put them out its all just ATTENTION the DUMPSTER seeks

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    1. Dominick Vila September 8, 2016

      In all fairness, neither W, nor his Dad, nor Jeb, ever engaged in any efforts to demean, insult, or threaten ethnic minorities or other cultures. W was a disaster because of his foreign policy, especially his decision to invade Iraq, and for economic and fiscal policies that resulted in an immediate resumption of deficit spending, accumulation of debt (now being blamed on his successor), and the worst recession since the Great Depression, but he was not a bigot.

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      1. ivory69690@yahoo.com September 8, 2016

        the depression the 2nd one was fixed and Obama got the country out of it . as for the Iraq war I believe the DIRTY BUSH would not have got the vote by ones in office unless he used (CHEEZY CHANEY made happen ) the B/S intelligence of WMD ( CHEEZY CHANEY was who wanted ) for he had a lot of stocks that would only go up if there was a war . (and its said he made a killing on his stocks because of the war )

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  7. FT66 September 8, 2016

    It is not acceptable to treat media that way in this country. No wonder Trump loves Putin.

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    1. itsfun September 8, 2016

      Is it acceptable to tap the phone lines of Journalists like Obama did?

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      1. FT66 September 8, 2016

        Yes it is, especially when they are dealing with people like KGB agent Julian Assange.

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        1. itsfun September 8, 2016

          Its not acceptable for Trump to ignore or ban certain press people, but its okay for the government to illegally phone tap a AP reporter without a court order? You are saying it is okay for the President to break the law, but a candidate cannot legally ban a journalist.

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  8. TZToronto September 8, 2016

    It’s not so much that the banned news organizations say bad things about him. Criticism rolls off his back because he feels that he has no flaws. It’s that they don’t believe anything he says, and they say so. Trump can’t bear people who question his veracity. That’s why he’s always saying, “Believe me!” This usually follows some ill-conceived comment that defies belief.

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    1. Dan S September 8, 2016

      Every time I hear him say believe me I’m thinking oh oh he’s about tell a whopper that defies reasonable explanation. He’s like the National Enquirer which is the gold standard in journalism for him. When the NE should print the occasional truth it’s really hard to believe if it’s true until it’s been verified by a more reliable news source whose name isn’t Fox or Breitbart.

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  9. jakenhyde September 8, 2016

    Poor little Donnie. He can dish it out but he can’t take it. Someone write something critical about him…which is probably spot on….and he takes his little ball and goes home to mommie. If he REALLY wants to be president, he’d better learn to take criticism with a smile….because he’s going to get a lot of it.

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  10. ivory69690@yahoo.com September 9, 2016

    every one dose understand that DONNY DUMP already has his get out of the BS he would do to the country with his getting out of his B/S free card SAYING WHAT THE HELL IVE NEVER DONE THIOS BEFORE and then blame all the brain dead people that voted for him . he will say its al on you and your fault as he once again bury the country deeper then the DIRTY BUSH did . and of course he will blame any and every one when he fails . saying the people in office didn’t vote for this and didn’t vote for that . he will say I was perfect and it was the rest of you that messed every thing up . my wonder is for the brain dead followers that believe this CLOWN CAR DRIVER . he says if he was in office at the time he would stopped 9-11 all by him self on a weekend day . and im sure he would say if he was Pres. when the man landed on the moon that he him self would been that man to do that . such a self centered clown and all believe him well brain dead people you will be helping him bury the country in a deeper grave and he will be right IT WILL BE THE FAULT OF ALL THE BRAIN DEAD PEOPLE THAT PUT HIM IN THE HOUSE . understand this the DUMPSTER feels he is the best thing that ever happen to him self . but don’t be fooled for he will be the worse thing that ever happen to the country . and him in the house there will still be smart people out there and one will cross-hair the CLOWN between his beady rat eyes and then will be saving the country and the world for that moron POS

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  11. ivory69690@yahoo.com September 9, 2016

    DONNY DUMP has it planed all out and he thinks he can win the same way he took the first half . just DUMPSTER B/S lied on the first half or lying now ? said one thing now says another . now his plan is praise the brain dead followers and watch them vote for me he thinks . speech today saying he will put so much money into schools for the black people so vote for me if you want your kids in good schools . he says great schools OK DONNY DUMP great schools like TRUMP -U ? he is on his now soft head and speaking mode talking nice and again like always saying just what you want to hear . things will be great he says . OK great like your 5 bankrupt’s ? or you owe more money to China banks . and you going to get jobs here ? you going to stop making all your things in other country’s ? he is on his biggest B/S roll of his life . and brain dead will fall for it

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