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Trump Campaign 'Not Interested' In Spanish Language Reporter

Turns reporter away at Trump Tower...
Trump Campaign 'Not Interested' In Spanish Language Reporter

I don't go to Buzzfeed for political news all that often, but this is noteworthy:

Marcos Stupenengo, a freelance correspondent working for TV Azteca, got an interview at Trump Tower — initially. He had no trouble when he asked to come to Trump Tower in New York on Monday for a story.

But as he waited to conduct the interview, Stupenengo received a call, and began speaking in Spanish. That’s when the Trump campaign informed him they had no interest in taking part in an interview with him, according to a source with knowledge of the incident.

Stupenengo, who was on a flight to Berlin when this story was published, tweeted that he did not have an interview cancelled. [However, his] network, TV Azteca, said that Stupenengo was told verbally on the phone that he could come to Trump Tower for a story on Trump headquarters.

Everything was fine at the outset. Stupenengo was given a badge, but then was told his presence wasn’t authorized and that it was a mistake — the Trump campaign was not allowing it. Security was unable to find the person who told him he could come and he was asked to leave.

But TV Azteca said that a Trump campaign official told Stupenengo “We’re not interested in coverage from Spanish-language media.”

Trump spokewoman Hope Hicks called that “absolutely false” in an email to Univision.

The optics on this are terrible. And whatever the confusion in the lobby of Trump Tower, it's clear this guy's Spanish-language phone call triggered a response.

I think Mister "Tortilla Bowl on Cinco de Mayo"? Just wrote off those Hispanics he loves so much.


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