Nov 2, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump blames media for inciting violence "by not writing the truth"

President Trump

President Trump. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Speaking to reporters before taking off on Marine One, President Trump blamed the media for inciting violence in the U.S. and, when asked if his rhetoric sparked violence, the president specifically told one reporter that "you're creating violence by your questions."

"The fake news is creating violence....if the media would write correctly and write accurately and write fairly, you'd have a lot less violence in the country."
ā€” President Trump

The big picture: Trump is blaming the media for violence in America on the heels of the mail bomb attacks and a string of hate crimes that shook the nation. Go deeper: Hate, at scale

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