Tri-State Defender denied access to Trump rally in Millington
Dozens of media outlets covered Donald Trump in Millington, TN last weekend. The African-American oriented Tri-State Defender, based in Memphis, was not among them. Publisher Bernal Smith told me they applied twice for credentials in the week before the event. However, they never heard from the Trump campaign. A white power-promoting talk show host got in. He even posted a photo on his blog of him holding his credential. Smith said it's hard to believe the paper's exclusion was unintentional. The Trump campaign never responded to my email.. But told another media outlet that all credential requests were answered.