MEDIA QUICK TO BLAME TRUMP FOR N.Z. TERRORISM: INSPIRATION FROM 'OUR OWN PRESIDENT' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


MEDIA QUICK TO BLAME TRUMP FOR N.Z. TERRORISM: INSPIRATION FROM 'OUR OWN PRESIDENT'

Who exactly is behind the worst terror attack in New Zealand history is still coming into focus, but in the U.S. media, the real culprit is already known: President Trump.

On Friday morning, anchors and reporters at MSNBC and CNN were quick to connect the terror attack — in which 49 people in two Christchurch mosques were killed — to Trump.

The trend began moments after New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed the tragedy in a press conference, which occurred late Thursday night in the U.S. After she concluded her remarks, CNN’s Don Lemon tossed to a columnist for the Intercept, Mehdi Hasan, who immediately tied the tragedy back to Trump.

“I think to kind of talk about the story we talked about before in terms of Trump's rhetoric as well,” Hasan said. “Western government has turned a blind eye to domestic terrorism, to domestic far-right terrorism. … So, this is not just about Trump but about politicians especially on the right taking seriously this problem and really being careful about their language at the very minimum.”

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