The president has had a number of moments of bringing the country together,” Sanders told reporters at the White House Monday, adding that the media has “a huge responsibility to play in the divisive nature of this country.
by Jonathan Allen, NBC News2018
President Donald Trump is “not placing blame” on the media for divisions in the country, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday, just hours after Trump called the press the “true Enemy of the People” and condemned them “in part” for the “anger in our country.”
In a testy exchange with reporters at the White House — during her first official press briefing since Oct. 3 — Sanders criticized the media for coverage of mail bombs sent to several of Trump’s political adversaries and a shooting rampage that left 11 people dead at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday.
Trump has taken heat for his harsh rhetoric about Democrats, including several of those who received mail bombs, in the final days before next month’s midterm elections.
On Sunday night, Trump tweeted that “The Fake News is doing everything in their power to blame Republicans, Conservatives and me for the division and hatred” in the country. “Actually, it is their Fake & Dishonest reporting which is causing problems far greater than they understand!” he said.
On Monday morning, he again pointed a finger at journalists. “There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news,” he tweeted. “The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame…of Anger and Outrage and we will then be able to bring all sides together in Peace and Harmony. Fake News Must End!”
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