In the wake of the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue and a series of mail bombings addressed to prominent Democrats and CNN, President Donald Trump said Monday the "great anger in our Country" is "caused in part" by the "Fake News Media."
"The true Enemy of the People," Trump said in a tweet, "must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly."
Hours earlier, Trump claimed "Fake News" is attempting to "blame Republicans, Conservatives and me for the division and hatred that has been going on for so long in our Country."
Eleven people were killed and six wounded Saturday at Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Alleged shooter Robert Bowers had posted anti-Semitic comments on the unmoderated social media network Gab, which has reportedly been taken offline.
Last week, 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, an avid Trump supporter who had emblazoned his van windows with anti-Democrat and pro-Trump stickers, was arrested in Florida by federal authorities in connection with a series of mail bombs addressed to high-profile Democrats.