Trump won't lower flags to honour Capital Gazette victims: mayor

Trump won't lower flags to honour Capital Gazette victims: mayor

One day after it was reported that the president denied a request from the Mayor of Annapolis, MD to order USA flags be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the Capital Gazette shooting, Trump is reversing course, and will issue a proclamation shortly mandating that flags be flown at half-staff.

President Donald Trump has reversed course and will order American flags lowered to half-staff in honor of the mass murder victims at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, after initially declining the request.

On Monday night, an overflow crowd gathered to remember Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters with stories, poems, prayers and songs. The White House said on Tuesday that Trump ordered flags lowered as soon as he learned of the mayor's request.

Ramos was upset with the story and created a website where he allegedly expressed "his frustration and his anger towards me, the reporter and the newspaper", Marquardt said.

The Capital newspaper, part of the Gazette group, published an edition on Friday with photographs of the victims and a headline "5 shot dead at The Capital" on its front page.

President Trump has used identical language to describe the news media.

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A building housing The Capital Gazette newspaper's offices is seen at dawn, June 29, 2018, in Annapolis, Md.

President Trump previously ordered flags to be lowered in the aftermath of the school shootings at Santa Fe High School in Texas and at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The suspected shooter was arrested and has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.

"[Trump] is well aware his rhetoric against the media, calling them fake news, the enemy of the people and more creates a unsafe situation", Amy Siskind said on Twitter. You know, like at the vigils, I don't know if you saw, but we got a lot of love around here, you know?

"Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job", Trump said.

Four Capital Gazette journalists and one staffer were killed after a man went on a shooting rampage inside the paper's newsroom on Thursday. Buckley told the Baltimore Sun. The paper published a column about Ramos' pleading guilty to criminal harassment after which Ramos sued both the column's writer and then-publisher for defamation.

"Every day, we talk to people who don't want to make charges", Altomare said. "It's just as important as any other tragedy", Buckley said, according to The Baltimore Sun. Miguez said she immediately dialed 9-1-1 and gave the location of the paper to report the shooting.

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