The White House on Monday night released a list of 78 terrorist attacks in response to an assertion earlier in the day by President Trump that the “very dishonest press” often doesn’t report on them.
The list, which includes domestic and overseas incidents, starts in September 2014.
Other than a few high-profile stories that the media couldn’t figure out a way to ignore, most of incidents on the list were under-covered by Western media sources.
During an appearance at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Trump sought to make the case for the need to be vigilant at a time when legal action looms over his now-frozen ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Trump cited a series of attacks in the United States and in Europe as he spoke of the dangers of “radical Islamic terrorists.”
“In many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it,” Trump said. “They have their reasons, and you understand that.”
White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said that “the real point here is that these terrorists attacks are so pervasive at this point that they do not spark the wall-to-wall coverage they once did.”
See the whole frightening list in the Washington Post