President Donald Trump routinely uses harsh rhetoric towards the news media. Most recently, he called the media America's greatest enemy.
"The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!" President Trump tweeted.
On Thursday there was an active shooter at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland that left five people dead.
Users on Twitter dragged the president for tweeting out his condolence to the victims.
"Don’t even bother pretending to care about the victims of gun violence or violence against members of the press until you get your hands out of the NRA’s pocket and stop referring to the media as the “enemy of the people," one user said.
Several people blamed President Trump for the shooting.
@realDonaldTrump You caused this, Mr. President.— Andrew Feinberg (@Andrew Feinberg) 1530219048.0
@realDonaldTrump Your thoughts and prayers are absolutely meaningless when you refuse to support any type of gun co… https://t.co/An29At47xB— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD) 1530219136.0
@realDonaldTrump And your daily attacks on the “fake news media” and calling journalists the “enemy of the people”… https://t.co/xVgEvAglcJ— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD) 1530219180.0
@realDonaldTrump Mr President, this is what happens when you speak about the press in the manner you have.— ᗪᗩᑎI ᔕTEᗯᗩᖇT 🏳️⚧️ (@ᗪᗩᑎI ᔕTEᗯᗩᖇT 🏳️⚧️) 1530219159.0
@realDonaldTrump You are to blame if he targeted this newspaper. STOP spreading hate towards the media. ACT like a… https://t.co/3dqMBFi9IL— CarryD🌊🌊🌊 🇺🇸🐾🤳 (@CarryD🌊🌊🌊 🇺🇸🐾🤳) 1530219137.0
@realDonaldTrump How soon until you again express your hatred for the press? Three hours?— Rick G. Rosner (@Rick G. Rosner) 1530220480.0
@realDonaldTrump You mean it's not "fake news" ?— starzntheskie (@starzntheskie) 1530219543.0
@realDonaldTrump Well Trump you keep insisting the media is the enemy. Words matter. Seems like home grown terroris… https://t.co/h7TuwJ41Mw— Melieka Lewis (@Melieka Lewis) 1530220559.0
@realDonaldTrump You call the free press the enemy of the American people every day. You encourage this kind of beh… https://t.co/MjUlupTYju— MountainMomma (@MountainMomma) 1530219132.0
The shooting today in the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland cannot reasonably be separated from the P… https://t.co/vTlRryVjuI— Lauren Duca (@Lauren Duca) 1530216993.0
We don’t know the motive for the Capital Gazette newspaper mass shooting in Annapolis, but sincerely hope how Trump… https://t.co/AIBhaCxKB9— Adam Best (@Adam Best) 1530215795.0
➤Trump holds rallies to fuel rage, blaming fake news ➤Milo Yiannopoulos comments, “I can’t wait for the vigilante s… https://t.co/z188jxbBLy— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool) 1530218237.0
It’s hard not to make Annapolis political when you hear Donald Trump call the media the enemy to a large audience a… https://t.co/8YteevswaP— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski) 1530220368.0