Trump blames media 'fake news' for US political violence

2018-11-02 22:53
US President Donald Trump. (Carolyn Kaster, AP, file)

US President Donald Trump. (Carolyn Kaster, AP, file)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

US President Donald Trump blamed what he called "fake news" on Friday for a wave of politically-linked violence in the runup to next week's midterm congressional elections.

"The fake news is creating violence," Trump told journalists at the White House.

A fanatical Trump supporter was arrested last week on suspicion of sending bombs to more than a dozen opponents of the president.

Another man, citing hatred of immigrants and Jews, slaughtered 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Trump was widely accused of stirring extremist sentiments with his frequent speeches against a supposed immigrant "invasion."

"A lot of reporters are creating violence by not writing the truth," he said.

"If the media would write correctly and write accurately and write fairly, you'd have a lot less violence."

But Trump, who has been in a war of words with the journalists covering him since his presidential campaign, said the media had inflamed the situation.

Previously, Trump has claimed that journalists fail to give his achievements enough credit. At his frequent rallies ahead of the Tuesday midterm elections, his references to the "fake news media" generate loud "boos" from the crowd.

Read more on:    donald trump  |  us
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.