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Trump blames 'fake news' for creating violence

Trump blames 'fake news' for creating violence President Trump on Friday denied that his rhetoric is creating violence in the countr...

Trump blames 'fake news' for creating violence

President Trump on Friday denied that his rhetoric is creating violence in the country and instead placed the blame on “fake news.”

“You’re creating violence by your questions,” the president told reporters outside the White House before departing for a rally in West Virginia. “You are creating â€" you. And also, a lot of the reporters are creating violence by not writing the truth. The fake news is creating violence.”

The president went on to say that his supporters are able to discern when stories are true or false.

“If the media would write correctly and write accurately and write fairly, you’d have a lot less violence in the country,” Trump said.

The president has come under scrutiny for his rhetoric in the wake of two separate attacks late last month.

Last week, Cesar Sayoc of South Florida was arrested in connection with more than a dozen suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats and former intelligence officials, all of whom have been critical of Trump.

Two of the packages, addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, were sent to CNN’s offices in New York City. A third addressed to CNN was recovered in Atlanta, where the network is headquartered.

The FBI said some of the packages contained “potentially destructive devices.”

Sayoc, a registered Republican, was active on Twitter and often expressed his dislike for prominent Democrats and his adoration for the president. He also referenced a number of conspiracy theories on social media, including “Pizzagate.”

Then, on Saturday, a gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11. Police identified Robert Bowers as the suspected shooter, and he was indicted on 44 charges this week.

Bowers, 46, was believed to have been active on the site Gab.com and often targeted Jews in his posts on the social network. He also used anti-Semitic rhetoric and allegedly made anti-Semitic remarks after he was arrested.

Source: Google News | Netizen 24 United States

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