On Saturday, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter Frank Lockwood broke the news that the Republican National Committee intends to re-nominate President Donald Trump behind closed doors.
Quite a scoop from regional reporter @LockwoodFrank ---> Reporters won't see Trump nomination. GOP convention to be… https://t.co/wNKUG4v54j— Sarah D. Wire (@Sarah D. Wire)1596315020.0
Zeke Miller, the Associated Press reporter who is president of the White House Correspondents' Association, urged Republicans to reconsider.
"The nomination of a major party presidential candidate is very much the business of the American people," Miller explained.
Zeke Miller is the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. #WHCA https://t.co/XHGyWfG4kf— WHCA (@WHCA)1596324784.0
Here's what other reporters were saying about the decision:
“Barring a last-minute change, this will be the first Republican presidential nominating convention in history wher… https://t.co/2IfSv4cNWc— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1596324899.0
I'm sure there's a better way to handle the official business of the Republican Convention than closing it to the p… https://t.co/1p23f9LVOM— Niels Lesniewski (@Niels Lesniewski)1596325267.0
political conventions are about bringing together activists from around the country & putting on a show for reporte… https://t.co/vx9Kqvktzp— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@Edward-Isaac Dovere)1596326259.0
Reporters Won't See Trump Nomination - even @CSPAN may not be there. WTF? https://t.co/WKVFTkWbhi— Matt Laslo (@Matt Laslo)1596320715.0
Networks should boycott ANY coverage of Trumpfest 2020 unless they get access. Pure and simple https://t.co/K1oGrXlZJb— Borzou Daragahi 🖊🗒 (@Borzou Daragahi 🖊🗒)1596326093.0
"We're now three weeks from the Republican convention and we really don't have a clue right now in terms of the sch… https://t.co/DeIFzefpXH— Laura Figueroa Hernandez (@Laura Figueroa Hernandez)1596317926.0