US president Donald Trump has accused the media of being “the true Enemy of People” in the wake of a mass shooting and a mail bomb plot.
Mr Trump tweeted: “There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news.” He added that the media “must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly”.
The president’s comments follow a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue and a mail bomb scare targeting senior Democrats and CNN. The election season violence has rattled a divided nation and prompted questions about whether Mr Trump should tone done his rhetoric.
The US president condemned the Pittsburgh attack as an act of anti-Semitism and has denounced political violence.