"In many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn't want to report it", he told military personnel at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa on Sunday in a continuation of his attack on the media.
CBS news anchor Scott Pelley opened his evening program Monday night with a rather passive aggressive message for Trump. Nine other domestic attacks in were listed, including one that injured 31 people when an improvised bomb exploded on 23rd Street in Manhattan. The White House said most of the incidents didn't get adequate media coverage, though it did not specify which ones. Heavily reported incidents like those in Paris; Orlando; San Bernadino, Calif.; and Nice, France all made the list, however.
"Too many of these cases that have happened, whether you're talking about San Bernardino, Atlanta, they've happened, Boston", he said.
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On the White House list are two incidents in Columbus - the February 2016 machete attack at the Nazareth Deli on North Hamilton Road and the November 2016 auto and knife attack on the Ohio State University campus. High profile attacks that received massive amounts of media coverage. Terrorism and security experts are brought on cable news networks to hypothesize that America could be next.
Spicer mentioned Atlanta alongside cities where Islamist terrorism has been carried out.
Let us know in the comments section or on social media. Such attacks are generally reported with blanket coverage on TV, and receive wide attention in other media.
White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said, "The real point here is that these terrorists attacks are so pervasive at this point that they do not spark the wall-to-wall coverage they once did". From 2014 through the end of a year ago, you were 63 times as likely to have died in one of the White House's terrorist attacks than you were to have died from the Ebola virus.
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