President Donald Trump on Tuesday will travel to Pittsburgh to visit with family members of the victims of a Saturday shooting at a synagogue that left 11 dead.
Acosta tried to goad Sanders into stating "for the record" which news outlets and journalists "that you and the president regard as the enemy of the people".
Officials say Robert Bowers was armed with a rifle and three handguns when he walked inside the Tree of Life synagogue during Sabbath services Saturday morning and opened fire, killing 11 people and wounding six in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in USA history.
"The only person responsible for carrying out either of these heinous acts were the individuals who carried them out", Sanders added in relation to the attempted bombings, accusing the media of blaming Trump. He said it should be up to the synagogue's leaders to decide if it was appropriate for the president to be involved in memorials for the victims.
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Trump said Saturday after the shooting that there is no need for stricter gun laws, instead telling reporters before traveling to a campaign rally in IL that he believes the religious facility should have had armed guards. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly.
If the president still decides to visit Pittsburgh without meeting the letter's demands, Friedman said he expects Trump will "only be met with derision".
"I think it's irresponsible of a news organization, like yours, to blame responsibility of a pipe bomb that was not sent by the president".
But he quickly reverted to form, attacking the media and potential Democratic rivals for the presidency at a rally and on Twitter as Americans looked forward to crucial midterm elections November 6. The mail bomber was a Trump supporter who was vocal about his contempt for the president's opponents. But Sanders defended how the president has handled those situations, saying he will continue to draw contrasts between Republicans and Democrats, and will continue to defend himself against what she described as unfair, negative media coverage.
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Sanders also slammed the media for, in her view, instantly blamed Trump for motivating both men to act.
Congregants who were inside the synagogue Saturday were those who often arrived early, many of them elderly people who regularly attend weekly services. "We're mourning. We really need some time alone, and his presence is not helping us", Ardon Shorr said.
U.S. Attorney Scott Brady says federal prosecutors intend to pursue the death penalty. "Blowback from his words came and cost people's lives, and we said enough is enough".
"I think that's also something reasonable, given that ... it's part of his government and the people that he supports who sow that nationalism, and hate", she told The Current's guest host Laura Lynch.
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A shooter opened fire during a baby naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, killing 11 people . Local media and NBC News reported that the attack left 1o dead and 6 injured, including three police officers.