President Trump declined a request to lower the American flag in memory of the five victims who died in a shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis last week, according to the publication.

Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley asked that the flags be lowered at federal government buildings, but his request was denied. Trump has ordered flags be lowered after other mass shootings. 

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Trump, who has referred to the press as the “enemy of the people” multiple times in the past, said on Friday that journalists “should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job.”  Read more…

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