Trump: ‘The Fake News Is Creating Violence’

By Melanie Arter | November 2, 2018 | 3:38pm EDT
President Donald Trump (Screenshot)

( – President Donald Trump accused the “fake news” of “creating violence by not writing the truth.”

While taking questions on the South Lawn of the White House prior to leaving for Huntington, W.Va., a reporter asked whether Trump was creating violence with his rhetoric.

“No, you’re creating violence by your question,” he said, adding that “a lot of the reporters are creating violence by not writing the truth.”

“The fake news is creating violence, and you know what? The people that support Trump and the people that support us, which is a lot of people, most people, many people. Those people know when a story is true and they know when a story is false, and I’ll tell you what. If the media would write correctly and write accurately and write fairly, you’d have a lot less violence in the country,” the president said.

When asked whether he can promise that the military won’t fire on foreign civilians of the migrant caravan, Trump said, “I hope they won’t. We’re gonna see. I hope they won’t, but you know what? We’re not gonna stand for people doing what they did to the Mexican military and to the Mexican police.

“What they did to those people – they were very badly hurt, very badly injured – the military and the police. What they did with rocks being thrown in their faces, not going to happen to our soldiers,” he said.


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