President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed the press for withholding details about a fatal shooting that left a man dead and a white man dead in the White Senate.
In a Twitter post, Trump said, “It is very sad that the White Houses refusal to share information about the tragic death of @KeithLamontScott is leading to false narratives, and it is also a disgrace that the media is not willing to report what happened.”
The president said that, “The media is totally biased against me, and that is not right.”
He continued, “You cannot treat the media as the enemy and say that they have something against you.
You have nothing to fear from the press.
The press is a powerful weapon in our democracy, but I will not be intimidated.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.
The death of Scott, 28, a homeless man, came as the president continues to grapple with the deadly protests that have erupted nationwide following his death.
The demonstrations have taken place amid escalating tensions over the Trump administration’s response to the deadly white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Trump has faced criticism for failing to condemn the deadly rally, which resulted in the death of a counterprotester.