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PoliticsTrump: Media 'working overtime to blame me' for New Zealand attack

16:51  18 march  2019
16:51  18 march  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Shots fired at New Zealand mosque, some casualties, witness tells media

Shots fired at New Zealand mosque, some casualties, witness tells media New Zealand police deployed armed officers in central Christchurch on Friday after reports that several shots had been fired, police said, and witnesses at a mosque told media of several casualties. People in center of the city should stay indoors, police said. Police officials did not immediately comment on whether the incident took place in the mosque or nearby. There is no official confirmation on casualties. Media said shots had been fired near a mosque and a witness told broadcaster One News that he had seen three people lying on the ground, bleeding outside the building.

Trump condemned the attacks , offering “warmest sympathy and best wishes” to the people of New Zealand , but downplayed the idea that white supremacy is a New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Trump of “hostility to Muslim people,” for his controversial travel ban, while

Muslims pray for the victims of New Zealand mosque attack © Mohammad Ponir Hossain / Reuters. Visit RT to find the latest news and breaking updates on the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack , which took place on March 15 in New Zealand – the worst mass shooting in the country’s history.

Trump: Media 'working overtime to blame me' for New Zealand attack© UPI Photo Trump: Media 'working overtime to blame me' for New Zealand attack

President Trump on Monday accused the news media of blaming him for last week's deadly shootings on 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.

White House condemns 'vicious act of hate' in New Zealand mosque attacks

White House condemns 'vicious act of hate' in New Zealand mosque attacks The White House on Friday condemned the mass shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left at least 49 people dead. "The United States strongly condemns the attack in Christchurch. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement Friday morning. She continued, "We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate.

Media . Economy. CNN’s Dana Bash falsely claimed President Trump and Breitbart News are to blame for the New Zealand mosque massacre. This is not the first time the far-left Bash has, without evidence, spread conspiracy theories linking Trump to violence.

Friday, CNN “ New Day” host John Berman and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) discussed the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand Berman danced around blaming President Donald Trump but repeatedly asked Kinzinger if the president’s language from his campaign and in

Former Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) 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 was the first Muslim elected to Congress and now serves as Minnesota attorney general.

Ellison was reacting to Trump's comments from Friday, when the president said he does not believe white nationalism on the rise despite the shootings that left 49 people dead.

"I don't really, I think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems," Trump told reporters.

Trump has also come under fire for his August 2017 statement that there were "very fine people on both sides" of a rally in Charlottesville, Va., where a white supremacist killed a counter-protester.

White House officials have repeatedly denied that Trump harbors white nationalist views.

"The president is not a white supremacist. I'm not sure how many times we have to say that," acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said on "Fox News Sunday."

Alleged arson at California mosque mentioned New Zealand attack.
"We're going to stay vigilant," a local worshipper said.

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