Sanders Points Back at Press Amid Criticism Over Political Violence

Larry Hoffman
October 30, 2018

In response, a group of Pittsburgh's Jewish leaders wrote an open letter to the president, saying he was "not welcome in Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism".

She reminded reporters that President Trump "cherished" the Jewish-American community.

The event, organized by the Jewish Student Association (JSA), featured student speakers and organizers, as well as Rabbi Jessica Kirschner of Hillel, Rabbi Dov Greenberg and President Marc Tessier-Lavigne. "His daughter is a Jewish American and his son-in-law is a descendant of Holocaust survivors".

Sanders on Monday declined to state which outlets the president believes are the "enemy of the people". This was only the second one in October, whereas the president has been holding informal question and answer sessions regularly as he campaigns for the midterm elections.

U.S. President Donald Trump is again setting his sights on the mainstream media as he seeks to deflect withering criticism of his firebrand style of angry political rhetoric.

"The very first thing the media does was blame the president". "It is outrageous that that would be the very first reaction of so many people across this country".

The man arrested in connection with the mail bomb plot, Cesar Sayoc, was a fervent Trump supporter.

Late Sunday, the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre - the Canadian mosque in which six people were killed in an attack in late January 2017 - also sent a message of support to the Jewish community in Pittsburgh.

"Could you state, for the record, which outlets you and the president regard as the "enemy of the people"?"

"He's talking about the growing amount of fake news that exists in the country". In a response to questions from Democrats in Congress past year, FCC chairman Ajit Pai said that he did not agree that the media was the "enemy of the people", but also noted that Trump was referring to the "fake news" media.

"The only person responsible for carrying out either of these heinous acts are the individuals who carried them out", Sanders said, referring to the Pittsburgh shooting that left 11 dead and the separate, racially motivated shooting death of two black people in Kentucky, and pipe bombs mailed to Democrats last week.

CNN reporter Jim Acosta also got into a back-and-forth with Sanders, asking if she thought the White House should reserve the term "enemy" for more serious foes of the country.

"I don't know why he thinks the Jews are responsible for all the ills in the world, but he's not the first and he won't be the last", Werber said.

A Pennsylvania prosecutor says he will ask US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to greenlight his request to pursue capital punishment for Robert Bowers, who gunned down worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

"I think it is sad and divisive, the way that every single thing that comes out of the media - 90% of what comes out of the media's mouth - is negative about this president".

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