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By Frank Watson
Gazette Columnist 

Get it Right


July 12, 2018

I read a recent syndicated column blaming Trump for the shooting in the newsroom in Annapolis. Whoa! That is a stretch. The President has certainly been critical of the national press, but his opinion surely didn’t incite the gunman. Everything I know about the tragedy indicates that the deranged shooter had a personal beef with the paper. There isn’t any evidence that the gunman was even aware of presidential tweets. To criticize Donald Trump for this catastrophe is unreasonable and is not based on facts. He didn’t influence anyone to randomly shoot reporters.

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