White House Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed reporters on Friday and claimed Donald Trump has never encouraged violence against journalists – in fact, she says, he has consistently condemned such a thing.
She said: “I certainly don’t think that the president at any point has done anything but condemn violence against journalists or anyone else.”
The president is typically one of the first people to condemn the violence, and the media is the first people to blame the president.
Sanders had been responding to a question about whether or not Trump will stop his anti-media rhetoric following the arrest of white nationalist Christopher Hasson. The Coast Guard lieutenant reportedly had a list of Democrats and journalists he wanted to kill – and he’d even stockpiled weapons and targeted CNN and MSNBC reporters on his list.
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