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Trump blames ‘fake news’ for political divisions across the country

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President Donald Trump blamed “fake news” for political division
and hatred felt across the United States on Sunday night,
following a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that is being
prosecuted
as a hate crime
.

Trump wrote that “fake news” is “doing everything in their power
to blame Republicans, Conservatives” and him for political
divisions felt across the country.

He asserted that it was “fake and dishonest” media reporting that
was “causing problems far greater.”

Trump’s tweet comes just a day after a shooting in a
Pittsburgh synagogue left 11 people dead
in what has been
called the “deadliest attack on the Jewish
community in the history of the United States” by the

Anti-Defamation League
.

And last week, bombs
were mailed to a number of political and media figures linked to
the Democratic Party
, including former President Barack
Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The man arrested for allegedly sending the
bombsCesar Sayoc Jr., was taken into custody
in Plantation, Florida. He was reportedly arrested near
Dodge
Ram van
 which was covered in politically charged
bumper stickers, many of which express support for Trump and the
Republican Party. 

Earlier on Sunday, Trump lashed out at Democratic donor Tom
Steyer saying he looked like a
crazed & stumbling lunatic
,” two days after
authorities intercepted a suspicious package meant Steyer.

After Saturday’s shooting,
Vice President Mike Pence rejected a suggestion that Trump’s
political rhetoric, which includes calling his opponents names,
contributed to the recent violence
.

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