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African-American newspaper gets Trump event credentials

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Update: Sandy Williams with the Black Lens News tells KHQ she received credentials to cover Trump's rally in Spokane Saturday morning. She was originally denied credentials Friday. She will be covering the rally from inside the the convention center as originally planned.

Previous coverage:

An editor of an African-American newspaper in Spokane says she was denied media credentials for Donald Trump's Saturday rally.
    
The Spokesman-Review reports a Trump campaign email received by Black Lens editor Sandra Williams said the campaign respects all media but due to venue sizes, media space, and safety they must limit credentialed media.
    
Other local media outlets have received credentials for the event.
    
Williams told The Spokesman her gut tells her Trump doesn't want a black newspaper covering what he says. The Black Lens is published monthly and has a circulation of 1,000.
    
The Trump campaign didn't return calls from The Spokesman or emails from Williams seeking comment. Williams received media credentials for campaign stops with Bernie Sanders and former President Bill Clinton.
    
The Trump campaign has denied media credentials to outlets considered unfavorable to him, including the Huffington Post.
    
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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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