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Donald Trump claims the "fake news media" is trying to blame him for mass shooting in New Zealand

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19.03.2019

President Donald Trump accused "the fake news media" Monday of attempting to blame him for last week's mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand.

"The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand," Trump tweeted. "They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous!"

The president's tweet comes days after a gunman opened fire at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, killing 50 people and injuring dozens more in an act of terrorism. The shooter, identified as 28-year-old Brenton Harrison Tarrant, has been charged by New Zealand police with one count of murder. Tarrant, an Australian citizen, allegedly praised Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose" and referred to immigrants as "invaders within out lands" in a 74-page manifesto filled with hateful rhetoric that he appeared to post on social media before the attack.

In the aftermath of the shooting, a number of Democrats including........

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