Trump mourns newspaper shooting but calls different paper ‘fake news’ – 247 news

Trump mourns newspaper shooting but calls different paper ‘fake news’ – 247 news


President Donald Trump was briefed about Thursday’s mass-casualty shooting at an Annapolis, Maryland newspaper and posted a condolence message on Twitter, just after telling an aide to criticize a different news outlet as a purveyor of ‘fake news ”Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland,’ Trump tweeted ‘My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thank you to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene ‘A gunman opened fire at the newspaper near the Maryland state capitol, reportedly killing five people with what is thought to be a shotgun Trump spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told reporters on Air Force One around the same time the tweet was sent that ‘the president has been briefed on the situation and the White House has been in touch with the FBI ‘ +7 Copy link to paste in your message +7 Copy link to paste in your message +7 Copy link to paste in your message Police officer gives update on Maryland newspaper office shooting Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:00PreviousPlaySkipLIVEMute00:00Current Time 0:00/Duration Time 2:09FullscreenNeed TextVideo Quality576p540p360p270pNo compatible source was found for this video Foreground—WhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyan—OpaqueSemi-OpaqueBackground—WhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyan—OpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindow—WhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyan—OpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyDefaultMonospace SerifProportional SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional Sans-SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneMinimizeExpandClose Journalists pressed Walters about whether a motive for the murders might be related to the president’s broad and persistent criticism of the press She responded that Trump and his staff do not believe violence is acceptable in any situation, ‘and we stand by that,’ according to a pool reporter In the same press gaggle, Walters fired back at a Wall Street Journal report on Thursday that Trump was mulling replacements for White House Chief of Staff John Kelly  ‘I spoke to the president, who refuted this article,’ Walters responded. ‘He said it is absolutely not true and that it is fake news ‘The Journal reported that names being floated to succeed Kelly, adecorated U.S. Marine Corps general, included White House budget office chief Mick Mulvaney and Nick Ayers, who is Vice President Pence’s chief of staff Kelly, according to the paper, could leave the administration this summer, or as soon as ‘this week ‘ +7 Copy link to paste in your message +7 Copy link to paste in your message +7 Copy link to paste in your message Trump was in Wisconsin on Thursday afternoon, on his way to a waiting Air Force One in Milwaukee, when the shots rang out at about 2:30 p m. EDT. Police were on the scene within 60 seconds of hearing an ‘active shooter’ radio call  The suspect, who has not been named, has been taken into custody. CBS News reported he had no identification when he was arrested, and that he was uncooperative and refusing to give police his name  Phil Davis, a court and crime reporter for the Gazette, said a lone gunman had shot through the glass door of the newspaper’s offices and then opened fire on employees ‘A single shooter shot multiple people at my office, some of whom are dead,’ he tweeted, while he said he was waiting to be interviewed by police ‘There is nothing more terrifying,’ he added, ‘than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload ‘ +7 Copy link to paste in your message Share this article Share 60 shares Trump has been noncommittal about supporting gun restrictions, even in the face of four other mass-shootings during his presidency Last October a gunman sprayed bullets on a music festival crowd outside a Las Vegas hotel, killing 58 before taking his own life Another 26 were killed five weeks later by a killer who opened fire inside a rural Texas church In February a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida killed 17 – nearly all of them teenagers Police had received around two dozen tips about the killer, including one warning fom the public that he had threatened to shoot up a school Last month at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, a 17-year-old shooter killed eight students and two teachers . 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