As news of a fatal mass shooting at a community newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland surfaced, the online conversation quickly turned to President Trump’s reputation for inciting violence against the press.
At least five people were killed in the horrific shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom on Thursday. While the shooter’s motive hasn’t been confirmed by police, he has sent social media threats to the newsroom before — the latest were sent yesterday, according to authorities. And top of mind for many was Trump’s tendency to villainize reporters.
Crickets from Republicans about Trump’s threats at the media, including referring to them as the “enemy of the people” two times in the last three weeks, after the shooting of 5 at the Capital Gazette.
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