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Trump Accuses the Media of Not Covering Terrorist Attacks

Trump Accuses the Media of Not Covering Terrorist Attacks

After reporters pressed White House spokesman Sean Spicer for clarification, this list was released, bringing San Bernardino into the conversation.

Trump did not explain what he meant by "their reasons". In fact, media coverage of Islamic terrorist attacks in the USA and in Europe have typically been weeks-long, exhaustive affairs-unlike the fleeting coverage that was given to a right-wing terrorist attack on a mosque in Quebec last week, which Trump chose not to address. Trump's actual complaint, he said, was that such acts don't get enough attention. He said the Trump Administration is now looking at all the other countries, the procedures that the USA has with them and the systems that it has in place to check them.

CBS News has reported on 74 percent of the attacks on the list. "This can not be allowed to become the 'new normal.'"It was Trump's latest salvo against the news media, a favorite target for derision that he says broadly underestimated his chances during the presidential campaign".

Observers on both sides of the aisle are watching as a federal appeals court hears arguments on whether to stay a restraining order on President Trump's ban on travel from seven majority-Muslim countries.

No attacks in Israel were included on a list of 78 "underreported" terrorist attacks released by the White House. "I know because I was there on the ground reporting a number of them", he said Monday night, before showing footage of himself reporting from Ottawa, Canada, in 2014; Paris in November 2015; San Bernardino, California, in 2015; in Orlando, Florida, in June 2016. However, US officials claimed that "most" of the attacks were not adequately reported by Western media outlets, CNN reported.

The White House released a list on February 6 of terrorist attacks that they say the media did not adequately cover, hours after President Donald Trump said that news outlets intentionally cover up these instances. Ignatius underscored his remarks saying, "We have courageous colleagues who everyday are taking big risks to cover these stories". The two others got a single mention each - a knife attack that wounded a US citizen in Pakistan in 2015 and a suicide bombing that killed 14 Nepalese security guards in Afghanistan past year.

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