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Priebus Blames Trump Rally Violence on Cable News

vlcsnap-2016-03-21-13h34m31s087When asked about the recent spates of violence at Donald Trump rallies, RNC chairman Reince Priebus argued Monday that the media and cable news were partly to blame.

“Look, we’re not a party that believes in violence,” he told CNN’s New Day. “I think violence begets violence and I think you ought to leave some of the work in the crowd up to professionals.”

Still, he argued, “when cable shows are on a constant loop on a couple knuckleheads pushing each other on a 24/7 loop, you create an environment I think that just adds fuel to the fire.”

“Shouldn’t we highlight if there’s violence at campaign events and it’s only Donald Trump? Shouldn’t we mention that?” challenged CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.

“I’m questioning the 24/7 loop,” Priebus responded. “I’m questioning three hours in primetime at night, every day talking about it. I mean I get it, it’s news… but it’s the obsession that also adds to the problem.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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