Journalists criticize Trump for pulling Washington Post's credentials

The White House Correspondents' Association is saying it stands with the Washington Post and other news organizations after Donald Trump announced he would revoke the newspaper's press credentials.

In a statement Tuesday, WHCA said candidates running for the presidency "must respect the role of a free and adversarial press," and warned that failure to do so "just because he or she does not like the tone or content of their coverage" risked violating the First Amendment.

Trump said Monday he is revoking the newspaper's credentials based on a headline posted Monday that he says read, "Donald Trump suggests President Obama was involved with Orlando shooting."

Post editor Martin Baron said Monday that Trump's decision "is nothing less than a repudiation of the role of a free and independent press."