Sanders: Media wrongly blaming Trump for attacks

30 October, 2018, 08:56 | Author: Bert Pena
  • Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Brothers and married couple among 11 victims

On Twitter earlier in the day, Trump wrote: "There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news".

But Trump on Monday blamed the news media - which he again described in a tweet as "the true Enemy of the People" - for the divisions in US society. "That will do much to put out the flame of Anger and Outrage".

So if fake news media = enemy of the people, which outlets fall into that category?

Jim Acosta, the chief White House correspondent at CNN, asked Sanders if the term "enemy" should be reserved for people "who are actually the enemy of the United States rather than journalists". Last week, the NY offices of CNN, the cable network frequently criticized by Trump and his supporters, was evacuated after receiving an explosive device and an envelope containing white powder.

Instead of maintaining the proper solemnity and dignity required of the occasion, NBC News reports that on Saturday, just hours after the shooting, the president "mused about the state of his hair, took light swipes at two of his favorite Democratic targets and lamented that he likely won't win the Nobel Peace Prize" in several exchanges with reporters and at a Future Farmers of America conference in Indianapolis. But he went ahead with a scheduled campaign rally, saying he would not let an evil man's actions dictate his schedule, and the rally then resulted in criticism for his usual harsh tone and that of some in the crowd.

"I think it is sad and divisive the way that every single thing that comes out of the media ... is negative about this president."

In remarks to reporters Monday afternoon, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto asked the White House to consider "two important factors" before scheduling a visit: the will of the victims' families, and the fact that the city's attention - including the efforts of law enforcement officers - will be focused Tuesday on the victims' funerals, which are likely to begin that day. "Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that", Zucker added.

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Why do you need Sarah Huckabee Sanders to admit that? "Is he incapable, in the words of some, of "toning it down" and toning down the rhetoric?"

The Trump administration has rejected the notion he has encouraged white nationalists and neo-Nazis who have embraced him.

"I don't know why he thinks the Jews are responsible for all the ills in the world, but he's not the first and he won't be the last", Werber said.

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The president has made a number of similar statements as the country has grappled with disturbing acts of violence or attempted violence. "That is outrageous, that that would be the very first reaction of so many people", Mrs. Sanders said.

Bowers allegedly told police after his arrest that he "wanted all Jews to die" because he said they were inflicting genocide on "his people".

She added: "You can't start putting the responsibility of individuals on anybody but the individual who carries out the crime".

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