When one liberal reporter accused President Donald Trump of encouraging supporters to carry out acts of violence against political foes on Friday, he immediately shut the ridiculous conversation down.
The President was leaving the White House as the journalist screamed, “You’re encouraging politically motivated violence with the way you speak.”
Trump had the perfect response. He simply stated, “You’re creating violence by your question.”
The reporter questioned, “Me?” Then, the President pointed directly at her and stated, “You are creating — you.”
President Trump went on to call it “fake news” which simply encourages violence.
“A lot of the reporters are creating violence by not writing the truth,” Trump explained to the reporter who had accused him of inciting violence. “The fake news is creating violence.”
“If the media would write correctly and write accurately and write fairly, you’d have a lot less violence in the country,” he finished off.
Even though Democrats continue to claim that President Trump is a person who encourages his supporters to act violently, the truth is that he has been very outspoken when it comes to condemning violence.
He has stated in the past that “peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy.” He is always denouncing acts of violence, calling on Americans to act peacefully and come together.
Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017
President Trump isn’t shy, however, about coming down hard on the “fake news media” for encouraging violence. Earlier this week, the President posted on Twitter speaking out against fake news.
“There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news,” he wrote in a post on Monday.
“The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame…”
There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2018
The President has explained that fake news is dangerous, as people have become “disillusioned” by it.
Take a look at the video clip of the interaction:
“Check out tweets from last two days. I refer to Fake News Media when mentioning Enemy of the People – but dishonest reporters use only the word ‘Media,’ he wrote on Twitter on Monday.
“The people of our Great Country are angry and disillusioned at receiving so much Fake News. They get it, and fully understand!”