As of Thursday, the Trump campaign will be granting press credentials to formerly “blacklisted” news organizations including The Washington Post and BuzzFeed. Given that there are less than two months remaining in the general election and the ban was almost impossible to enforce in a democratic nation with a free press, what else can be said except why did it ever take this long?
Donald Trump, who has antagonized the news media and restricted access throughout his campaign, does not control the credentialing for this week’s Republican convention. That job is left to the Congressional Press Galleries. As a result, some news organizations will enjoy official entry to a Trump-led event for the first time in months.