President Trump on Monday said “fake news” has contributed to growing “anger and rage” in the country in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend, marking the second time he has criticized media coverage in the aftermath of a tragedy.
“The Media has a big responsibility to life and safety in our Country,” Trump tweeted. “Fake News has contributed greatly to the anger and rage that has built up over many years. News coverage has got to start being fair, balanced and unbiased, or these terrible problems will only get worse!”
The president’s suggestion that press coverage is to blame came after shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio that took place within 24 hours of each other over the weekend.
Trump is set to deliver remarks at 10 a.m. Monday.
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