Sanders: Bomber Is ‘the Person Responsible’ – Media ‘Negativity’ ‘Not Helpful’ for Discourse

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders criticized CNN for its bomb scare response, which she argued placed the blame for the bomb scare on the White House, “when the person that is responsible for this is the person who made and created and put these suspicious packages in the hands, and in the arms of innocent American citizens.” She also stated that “negativity” from the media is “not helpful for the American discourse.”

Co-host Steve Doocy asked what the president meant with his tweet where he said, “A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News.”

Sanders said, “Certainly, the media has a role to play in this process. When 90% the coverage about this president is negative, despite the historic successes, when the ideas of perpetuated and continued — of negativity, that is not helpful for the American discourse. And certainly, the president is calling on everyone to come together.”

She later added, “I think it is absolutely disgraceful that one of the first public statements we heard from CNN yesterday was to put the blame and the responsibility of this despicable act on the president and on me personally, when the person that is responsible for this is the person who made and created and put these suspicious packages in the hands, and in the arms of innocent American citizens. That’s the person responsible.”

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