Chris Wallace: ‘Outrageous’ for Reporters to Connect Shooting to Trump’s Attacks on the Press


Chris Wallace said on Fox News Sunday this morning it’s “outrageous” for people to try and link President Donald Trump‘s attacks on the media to the horrific Capital Gazette shooting.

In the wake of the shooting, some reporters have brought up Trump’s attacks on journalists and the “fake news,” including his “enemy of the people” line.

During the panel discussion this morning, Wallace showed footage of reporters shouting questions to Trump––with one asking specifically about the “enemy of the people” remark––before saying this:

“I have been very outspoken about President Trump calling the media the enemy of the American people. I think it’s wrong. But I have to say that that spectacle that we saw on the South Lawn and some reporters in any way trying to draw a link between his comments about the media to the shooting in Annapolis of five reporters in a newspaper office––the shooter apparently with a long grudge against that paper––I think is outrageous.”

The Wall Street Journal‘s Jason Riley said it’s part of the liberal modus operandi to “blame Trump, ask questions later.”

Wallace said that there were reporters who jumped on this “even after they knew the facts.”

The Fox News Sunday anchor has criticized Trump in the past for his attacks on the press and the way he utilizes the phrase “fake news,” but did say in a speech on the matter that the President does have a point about media bias.

Watch above, via Fox News Sunday.

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