President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign removed a reporter with Bloomberg News from an event in Iowa on Monday.
Jennifer Jacobs, the reporter, was escorted out of a press conference in West Des Moines.
The campaign didn’t respond to a request for comment, nor did Bloomberg News. Jacobs didn’t comment on the ejection on her Twitter account.
A Trump campaign official told The Hill that the campaign was following a policy to not let Bloomberg News employees cover campaign events.
“It was cordial, but she wasn’t credentialed per our policy,” the campaign official said.
The situation stemmed from a Bloomberg News announcement last year. The outlet said it would continue not investigating its owner, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Because Bloomberg was running for president, the outlet also wouldn’t investigate any other Democratic presidential candidates.
“We will continue our tradition of not investigating Mike (and his family and foundation) and we will extend the same policy to his rivals in the Democratic primaries. We cannot treat Mike’s democratic competitors differently from him,” Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait wrote in a memo.