President Trump on Monday accused the news media of blaming him for last week’s deadly shootings at a pair of mosques in New Zealand.
“The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand. They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous!”
Some U.S. media coverage has focused on the suspected gunman’s manifesto, which called Trump a “symbol of renewed white identity,” and some pundits have argued he has stoked white nationalist fervor worldwide. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (D) made that argument during a Monday morning appearance on CNN.
“I think sometimes you simply have to yield to the objective evidence, and that is, it points to him being sympathetic to that point of view,” said Ellison, who previously was the first Muslim elected to Congress.