President Donald Trump on Monday accused the media of covering up terrorist attacks in Europe.
Trump said that terrorism had gotten so bad that “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,” the president added.
Trump was speaking at the MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.
Last week, Trump’s senior advisor Kellyanne Conway complained that an event that never happened — what she called the “Bowling Green massacre” — didn’t get covered by the media.
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Trump says terror so bad "it's not even being reported. And in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn't want to report it." (1/2) pic.twitter.com/PUAIW9ied1
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Volker’s deputy told Congress Ukrainians found out Trump froze their military aid ‘very early on’ — before the public knew: report
According to transcripts released on Monday by House investigators, Catherine Croft, a special adviser for Ukraine and deputy to Kurt Volker, testified that Ukrainian officials became aware of President Donald Trump's decision to freeze military aide appropriated by Congress "very early on" — and long before the public became aware of the delay.
Croft, according to the transcript, told the House that Ukrainian officials "approached me quietly and in confidence to ask me about an [Office of Management and Budget] hold on Ukraine security assistance," and that she was taken aback by how quickly they became aware of it.
Mick Mulvaney needs to get a lawyer: CNN’s Jim Acosta
On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta said that acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney needs to hire a lawyer separately from the White House counsel, following new reports that the attorney for former National Security Adviser John Bolton is rejecting a legal alliance with him.
"There are reports that Mulvaney was sort of on thin ice as a result of that disastrous press briefing that he gave a couple of weeks ago," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "Why does he need a private attorney, why isn't he represented by the White House counsel?"
Uber chief walks back comment about murder of Saudi journalist Khashoggi
Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi apologized on Monday after he called the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in which Riyadh admitted responsibility, a "mistake."
"There's no forgiving or forgetting what happened to Jamal Khashoggi & I was wrong to call it a 'mistake,'" Khosrowshahi tweeted Monday morning as he walked back his remarks Sunday in an interview with Axios.
"I said something in the moment I don't believe. Our investors have long known my views here & I'm sorry I wasn’t as clear on Axios."
Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, was strangled and dismembered at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, prompting harsh criticism of the country and de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.