Trump Says Media Underreporting Attacks

Gun violence
Posted at 5:39 PM, Feb 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-06 17:39:00-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the media is dropping the ball on reporting extremist attacks.

During his speech Monday at U.S. Central Command, Trump pointed to recent extremist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., Boston and Paris.

He says, "Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland," adding: "It's gotten to a point where 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."

Asked about Trump's remarks Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, "The president's comments were very clear."

Spicer says Trump feels a "protest gets blown out of the water, and yet an attack or a foiled attack doesn't necessarily get the same coverage."

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