Kellyanne Conway, the often controversial White House counsellor who coined the term “alternative facts,” claimed on Monday that rising "anti-religiosity" in America is to blame for the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
"The anti-religiosity in this country, that it is somehow in vogue and funny to make fun of anybody of faith, to constantly be making fun of people who express religion, the late-night comedians, the unfunny people on TV shows, it’s always anti-religious," Conway said on "Fox & Friends."
"Remember, these people were gunned down in their place of worship," she said. "They were there because they’re people of faith. And it’s that faith that needs to bring us together."
Conway’s remarks came the same morning as U.S. President Donald Trump blamed the media for the hate and anger in the country in an attack via Twitter.
"There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly," Trump wrote on Twitter.
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"That will do much to put out the flame of Anger and Outrage and we will then be able to bring all sides together in Peace and Harmony," he added.