A writer for the liberal publication Mother Jones claims she was not allowed in to cover Donald Trump's rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday night — and she wasn't the only one.
"Tonight I joined a small but growing club of reporters who have been banned from Donald Trump events," Pema Levy wrote in a post on the website. But, she added, "officially, this is not true."
Levy said a spokeswoman for Trump told her the reason she wasn't allowed in was because the event was "well over capacity" — a reason other campaigns have given in the past for not letting in reporters to popular events.
However, every journalist I encountered got in – including a reporter from Canada who was promptly credentialed," Levy continued.
.@realDonaldTrump is apparently afraid of @MotherJones, won't let me into tonight's event (Canadian reporter standing next to me got in)— Pema Levy (@Pema Levy) 1454027104.0
But she did cite at least three other journalists who weren't allowed in, including BuzzFeed's McKay Coppins, the Daily Beast's Olivia Nuzzi and one "German reporter" whom she didn't name.
"The reporters banned from @realDonaldTrump events have found each other," Levy later tweeted.
The reporters banned from @realDonaldTrump events have found each other. https://t.co/0CAvJq31Uw— Pema Levy (@Pema Levy) 1454033259.0
"More Trump events will take place this campaign season, and perhaps Mother Jones reporters' luck will change. But I'm not holding my breath," Levy wrote at the conclusion of the post. "It seems that once Trump and his team have decided someone is not on the list, their word is just about final."