Trump accuses media of ignoring terror attacks

Trump accuses media of ignoring terror attacks
In a now customary attack on the media, Donald Trump accused the "very dishonest" press of deliberately ignoring terror attacks in an attempt to justify his travel ban.
2 min read
07 February, 2017
Donald Trump launched another attack on the media [Getty]
US President Donald Trump accused the media of deliberately not reporting terror attacks, in a provocative statement for which he provided no evidence. 

"ISIS is on a campaign of genocide, committing atrocities across the world. Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland," the president said, using an acronym for the Islamic State group.

Trump, who was speaking during a visit to US Central Command in Tampa, Florida then listed a string of attacks carried out in the United States, including 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombings, the Orlando gay nightclub massacre and the San Bernardino shootings.

"You have seen what happened in Paris and Nice. All over Europe it's happening. It's gotten to a point where it's not even being reported," Trump added.

"And in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn't want to report it," he said, in one of his customary attacks on the media.

"They have their reasons, and you understand that," he concluded, without giving any explanation.

Asked about the president's statement shortly thereafter, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said "we'll provide a list later".

"There's several instances... There's a lot of instances that have occurred where I don't think they've gotten the coverage it deserved," he said.