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A top editor at Reuters apologized on Thursday night after blaming President Trump for the deadly Capital Gazette shooting in a now-deleted tweet that was sent during a “state of emotional distress,” but he might still be disciplined by the international news service.
Reuters Breakingviews Editor Rob Cox admitted that he “responded emotionally and inappropriately” after being called out for jumping to conclusions prior to the facts emerging. Police said the suspected gunman, eventually identified as Jarrod W. Ramos, targeted the newspaper after a lengthy feud regarding a 2012 defamation lawsuit.
“This is what happens when @realDonaldTrump calls journalists the enemy of the people. Blood is on your hands, Mr. President. Save your thoughts and prayers for your empty soul,” Cox wrote in the deleted tweet, according to TheWrap.
Reporter at The Republican resigns over false Twitter post linking Trump to Maryland newspaper shooter
A reporter at The Republican resigned Friday after publishing a Twitter post that falsely indicated the suspect who is charged with killing five people at an Annapolis Maryland newspaper was wearing a President Trump-inspired "Make America Great Again" hat.
Conor Berry took full responsibility for the unauthorized tweet. "I am ashamed of my tweet, which taints the good work of fair-minded journalists everywhere," Berry wrote in his resignation notice.