Trump Accuses Media Of Under Reporting Terror Attacks. They Demand Proof. Trump Delivers With List Of 78 Unreported Attacks
The White House released a list of 78 terror attacks around the world on Monday, sayingmost of them did not get sufficient attention from the media.
The release came afterPresident Donald Trump appeared to accuse the media of covering up terrorist attacks by not reporting them.
"You’ve seen what happened in Paris and Nice. All over Europe it's happening," the president told military commanders at Central Command.
"It’s gotten to a point where it's not even being reported. And in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it. They have their reasons, and you understand that.”
Mr Trump offered no evidence for the claim.Sean Spicer, Mr Trump's spokesman, later said the president was accusing the media of "under reporting" rather than not reporting terrorist attacks.
Before issuing the list, he said: "There’s several instances. There’s a lot of instances that have occurred where I don’t think they've gotten the coverage it deserved.
"Protest gets blown out of the water and yet an attack or a foiled attack doesn't necessarily get the same coverage."