Does Trump Believe in Free Speech or Only His Speech?

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    Donald Trump is no 'victim,' having his right to free speech stolen by Bad Liberals. He is just as busy stopping the free speech of his opponents, and he did it first. He routinely bans newscasters that ask hard questions or print opinions he does not like from his pretend "news conferences." He is refusing to deal with a Fox News debate for a second time, and revving up the slander war against Meghyn Kelly on Twitter. He also wants to expand libel laws so he can sue organizations like the New York Times that "lie" about him (I'm pretty sure NY Times verifies its sources, just so you know). What will political coverage be like when you elect Donald as President? Russia, Cuba – they can tell us all about how to make it work.

    Is that REALLY what you Trumpeters want? A country that prohibits unfavorable news or editorials about our President? Shrug and say you don't care at your own peril.



    POLITICO reporter Ben Schreckinger was denied entry to Donald Trump's press conference on Tuesday night, despite having previously been granted credentials by the campaign.

    The move followed a threat last week from Trump officials to exclude POLITICO reporters from campaign events…

    Schreckinger, whose latest story on Trump's campaign was a report on concerns about campaign manager Corey Lewandowski's temperament and behavior, never received an explanation as to why his credentials have been denied. Neither Lewandowski nor Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks responded to requests for comment….

    POLITICO is far from alone among media organizations being denied entry to Trump events. The Des Moines Register, Univision, Fusion, The Huffington Post, National Review, Mother Jonesand BuzzFeed have all been denied credentials to Trump's events, often after publishing critical stories about the campaign. In January, New York Times reporter Trip Gabriel was ejected from an event in Iowa after writing about Trump's weak ground game in the state, which he eventually lost to Ted Cruz.

    POLITICO reporter denied access to Trump event
     
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    Trumpism has been sliding down that slippery slope to fascism since he began his campaign.
     
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    Trumps followers beat up those who do not agree with them
     
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    Trump PAYS for the areas that he holds HIS rallys with HIS money . Seems to me that Trump can exclude those that he wants to exclude OldLady . Seems to me that Trumps events and rallies are PRIVATE aren't they OldLady ??
     
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    One sucker punch from a mean old geezer doesn't warrant that kind of statement. Better to stick to the facts; they're bad enough to get the job done.
    I was relieved to learn last night, though, that rally attendees do have to go through metal detectors. That must mean some of the folks here who want to bring their guns to a Trump rally in "self defense" are out of luck.
     
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    Vote Trump!
     
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    This isn't about his rallies, Pismoe. Have another cup of coffee and try again.
     
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    -------------------------------- guns are probably prohibited by the PLACE that the rally is held in OldLady !!
     
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    Sick of hearing the truth about your hero?
     
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    -------------------------------------- because , of course people want to bring their guns , TRUMP probably has his gun OldLady !
     

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