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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE is ending his “blacklist” of media outlets.
Trump’s presidential campaign had been denying press credential requests from The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Univision, the Daily Beast, Politico and other news organizations over what the campaign considered unfair coverage.
But starting Thursday, the campaign will approve their credential requests, a campaign spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.
"I figure they can't treat me any worse!" Trump said about the blacklist, according to CNN's Brian Stelter.
Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceObama looks to give new momentum to McAuliffe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Manchin, Sanders in budget feud; Biden still upbeat Biden, Trump tied in potential 2024 match-up: poll MORE, Trump’s running mate, had publicly said five weeks ago that he was looking into the blacklist and suggested he would encourage Trump to end it.
The Republican nominee has made criticism of the press a major theme of his campaign.
He railed against the media during a campaign rally in North Carolina on Tuesday night.
“She’s being protected by the media, by the press, like nobody has ever been protected in the history of this country,” Trump said Tuesday of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSuper PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Neera Tanden tapped as White House staff secretary MORE, the Democratic nominee.
“Me on the other hand, it’s a total pile-on. Actually, a couple of media people have said in the history of this country there has been nobody who has been hit so viciously, so violently, and I will tell you, so ridiculously unfairly as Donald Trump. I’m proud to do it for you folks.”
Jonathan Easley contributed.