Trump Ignores Reporters’ Questions About Newspaper Shooting: ‘Why Are You Walking Away?!’

Trump Ignores Reporters’ Questions About Newspaper Shooting: ‘Why Are You Walking Away?!’

Tragedy struck the newsroom of the Capital Gazette Thursday afternoon as a gunman entered the newspaper’s Annapolis offices and opened fire, killing five and injuring others. A suspect was taken into custody and local law enforcement is working to find a motivation behind the man’s actions.

Shortly after news of the horrific shooting hit, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer his “thoughts and prayers” while informing the public he’d been briefed on the matter.

After arriving back at the White House, the president was bombarded with emotional and, quite frankly, righteously angry questions about the shooting and his own hateful rhetoric towards the media. Besides taking pointed shots at the press on a daily basis between his tweets, statements and rally appearances, it was just two weeks ago when Trump called the media the “biggest enemy” of the American people.

So, yeah, reporters wanted to know what he had to say in the immediate aftermath of a newsroom being shot up.

But he didn’t feel like engaging with the gaggle of reporters gathered. Instead, he walked by tight-lipped while the press tossed questions such as:

“Can you please talk to us about the dead reporters in Annapolis?”

“Mr. President, how come you keep talking about us as enemies of the people?!”

“Do you have any words of condolence for the families, Mr. President?”

“Why are you walking away?

“Why won’t you come to talk to us about that?!”

All those inquiries were met with silence.

Watch below, via NBC News.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.