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Trump Says Media Is 'The True Enemy Of People' After Shooting, Bomb Plot

October 29, 2018 - 5:05 pm

WASHINGTON (WCBS 880/AP) -- President Donald Trump is accusing the media of being "the true Enemy of People'' in the wake of a mass shooting and a mail bomb plot.
Trump tweeted Monday: "There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news.'' He added that the media "must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly.'' 

The president also said the media is doing "everything in their power to blame Republicans, Conservatives and me for the division and hatred that has been going on for so long in our country."

The president's comments follow a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue and a mail bomb scare targeting Democrats and CNN.

The election season violence rattled a divided nation and prompted questions about whether Trump should tone done his rhetoric
Trump condemned the Pittsburgh attack as an act of anti-Semitism and has denounced political violence. But he has continued to hold political rallies. 

Trump and first lady Melania Trump will visit Pennsylvania on Tuesday to mourn the 11 victims of the synagogue massacre.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that Trump will go "to express the support of the American people and to grieve with the Pittsburgh community.''

There have been mixed responses to Trump's plan to visit.
Leaders of a liberal Jewish group in Pittsburgh penned an open letter to the president, saying he was not welcome until he denounced white nationalism.
Rabbi Jeffrey Myers with the Tree of Life synagogue made clear he would be welcome, telling NBC that "it would be my honor to always meet a president of the United States.''

(© 2018 WCBS 880. The Associated Press contributed to this report)