"These people shouting questions are the worst," the president has said, according to the Post's administration source. "Why do we have them in here?"
Before this week, when CNN journalist Kaitlan Collins was told she could not cover a Rose Garden event, White House staff have resisted Trump's requests.
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The president has also "privately discussed with aides retaliating against individual journalists," the Post reports, including revoking press credentials. However, his comments were often interpreted as a way to express frustration rather than a direct order.
As a candidate in 2015, Trump said he would not revoke press credentials for reporters he does not like. "It doesn't mean I'd be nice to them," he added. "I tend to do what I do. If people aren't treating me right, I don't treat them right."
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