Donald Trump Bars An Iowa Paper From Attending His Campaign Event

Donald Trump’s campaign is in top gear as he strives to bring to light some of the main socio-economic and political aspects affecting the country. So far, Donald Trump’s main agenda has mainly been on immigration policies, and particularly Mexican immigrants.

Earlier on in his campaign, he had pointed out that there were disparities in relation to the disposition of illegal Mexican migrants coming into the country. However, Donald Trump’s controversial comment drew fierce criticism from major political and business quarters.

The following is the statement, according to the Washington Post.

“The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. [Applause] Thank you. It’s true, and these are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

It resulted in major companies and influential individuals cutting off ties with him. With the worst over, Donald Trump recently took his campaign to Laredo, Texas, which is located near the U.S.-Mexico border. However, he chose his words more carefully.

The following is a short transcript of Donald Trump talking about the issue while there.

“DONALD TRUMP: There is a huge problem with the illegals coming through. And in this section, it’s a problem. In some sections, it’s a massive problem.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: But what do you do?

TRUMP: And you have to do — you have to create — you have to make the people that come in — they have to be legal.”

With Laredo having a huge Hispanic population, it was inevitable that protesters would show up to express their displeasure with his anti-Mexican remarks.

The transcript is according to the Iowa Public Radio.

That said, Donald Trump’s latest campaign area was Iowa and while there, he barred the biggest local newspaper from attending his campaign event, which was held at The Make America Great Again Rally and Family Picnic. The paper, called the Des Moines Register went into his bad books after its editors suggested that he abandon his presidential ambitions.

In a statement released by the newspaper, they suggest the following.

“We are disappointed that Mr. Trump’s campaign has taken the unusual step of excluding Register reporters from covering his campaign event in Iowa on Saturday because he was displeased with our editorial. As we previously said, the editorial has no bearing on our news coverage. We work hard to provide Iowans with coverage of all the candidates when they spend time in Iowa, and this is obviously impeding our ability to do so. We hope Mr. Trump’s campaign will revisit its decision instead of making punitive decisions because we wrote something critical of him.”

This statement is as reported by the Des Moines Register.

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