Journalists from Univision say they were turned away from a Donald Trump campaign event in Doral, Fla., today.
Lourdes Del Rio, a Univision anchor, said no reason was given by the campaign when they were refused permission to cover the event.
Del Rio used Twitter to ask the candidate for an explanation:
— Lourdes Del Río (@Lourdes_DelRio) October 23, 2015
The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET at the Trump National Doral, near Univision’s South Florida headquarters. In June, a day after Univision cut corporate ties with Trump over the candidate’s comments about Mexican immigrants, Trump informed the network its employees would no longer be allowed access to the resort’s golf course or facilities.
It’s unclear if that ban includes media access to cover news events. In August, Trump clashed with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos at a news conference, ordering Ramos removed, and telling him to “go back to Univision.”
The network’s chief executive, Randy Falco, described Trump’s actions as “beneath contempt.”
UPDATE 8:08 p.m. ET: It’s reported up to six journalists were denied access to the Trump rally:
— Enrique Flor (@kikeflor) October 23, 2015