Vice News Reporter Arrested While Seeking Credentials For Trump Event

September 17th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Police arrested a Vice News reporter while he attempted to obtain credentials to cover a Donald Trump rally in Houston, the network said Saturday.

The reporter, Alex Thompson, was charged with trespassing and was being held in Houston central jail.

Thompson had entered the Omni Westside Hotel to check with the GOP presidential candidate’s campaign if it had granted him press credentials to cover an event when he was arrested.

Trump’s campaign did not immediately return a request for comment on the incident.

The arrest was the latest in a series of confrontations between Trump’s campaign and the press. In February, a Secret Service agent slammed a photographer who had left the press pen at a rally to cover a Black Lives Matter protest. Sopan Deb, a CBS News reporter, was also arrested after covering protests in Chicago after a Trump rally was cancelled there.

In March, Corey Lewandowski, then Trump’s campaign manager, grabbed Michelle Fields, now a contributor for The Huffington Post, as she tried to ask the brash businessman a question after a campaign event. 

Trump’s campaign also long had a list of organizations, including HuffPost, prohibited from attending campaign events. The campaign recently ended the list.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost
.com/entry/donald-trump-violence_us_56e1f16fe4b0b25c91815913">incites
political violence
and is a <a
href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-911_565b1950e4b08e945feb7326"><span
style="font-weight: 400;">serial liar
, <a
href="http://www.huffingtonpost
.com/entry/9-outrageous-things-donald-trump-has-said-about-latinos_55e483a1e4b0c818f618904b"><span
style="font-weight: 400;">rampant xenophobe
,
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost
.com/entry/donald-trump-racist-examples_us_56d47177e4b03260bf777e83"><span style="font-weight: 400;
">racist
, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost
.com/entry/18-real-things-donald-trump-has-said-about-women_us_55d356a8e4b07addcb442023"><span
style="font-weight: 400;">misogynist
and <a
href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-stephen-colbert-birther_56022a33e4b00310edf92f7a"><em
>birther who has
repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from
entering the U.S.

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