Hemmer Asks Conway What Trump Meant About Media Not Reporting Terror Attacks
Bill Hemmer asked White House counselor Kellyanne Conway for an explanation on President Trump's statement that the media is not reporting on some terror attacks.
"You've seen what happened in Paris and Nice. All over Europe, it’s happening," Trump told military leaders at CENTCOM.
"It's gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported. And in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn't want to report it. They have their reasons, and you understand that," he added.
Hemmer asked Conway what's behind the president's claim of terror attacks being downplayed.
Conway pointed to a list of 78 terror incidents released by the White House, arguing that many of these did not receive a "great deal of coverage."
A White House official says "most" of these 78 attacks since 2014 have not received enough attention from media. pic.twitter.com/v66rcHxAFI
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"We just don't want it to become the new normal that we don't cover terrorist attacks or the threat of terrorism," said Conway.
Hemmer said he was unaware of the some of the attacks on the list, but others - like San Bernardino, Nice and Orlando - were covered extensively.
Conway said many attacks on the list did not lead to mass casualties and did not get a lot of media attention.
"The entire point the president is making is that terrorism is real, ISIS is on the advance. They've promised to disguise themselves as refugees coming into the U.S.," she said.
Conway ended by saying she remains confident that Betsy DeVos will be confirmed as the next education secretary later today.
She blasted the Democrats for trying to "humiliate and embarrass" some of Trump's nominees.
Watch the "America's Newsroom" interview above.