It looks as if there was not a political motivation behind the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.
There doesn't appear to be a connection to Trump's rhetoric based on what's available online by the Capital Gazette shooting suspect. His bizarre feud with the paper goes back to at least 2011.
— Matt Ford (@fordm) June 29, 2018
The suspect’s name is Jarrod Ramos, and a lawsuit he filed against the newspaper in 2012 was dismissed.
NBC News: The shooting suspect's name is JARROD RAMOS. 38 years old. He was identified by multiple law enforcement officials to NBC News. He had sued the paper in 2012 for defamation. Case was tossed by a judge. @Tom_Winter @MSNBC
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) June 29, 2018
The suspect in the shooting is Jarrod Warren Ramos, multiple law enforcement sources tell CNN. Here’s an older article about a defamation claim he filed against the newspaper in 2012 that was dismissed.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 29, 2018
The suspect’s name is Jarrod Ramos. This twitter account includes the decision of a lawsuit filed by Ramos against The Capital newspaper in 2013. Ramos LOST his case alleging defamation. #AnnapolisShooting https://t.co/nIbsBE0zu3
— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) June 29, 2018
This should lead to a sad trombone for many in the media who want to make this the fault of President Donald Trump.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 29, 2018
Wow, so wild, reckless, Trump-centric speculation was wild and reckless?! https://t.co/u7ny0BAOrJ
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 29, 2018
Will that stop the attempts by some to make the shooting a product of politics?
Fox 5 DC has turned the Annapolis Cap Gazette shooting into Trump's fault, and Sen. Van Hollen wants new gun rules in a state that already has very strict rules…
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) June 28, 2018
Donald Trump’s day so far:
– Annapolis newspaper shooting
– Yeah, it’s Trump’s fault
– Sean Hannity goes berserk
– Milo Yiannopoulos in trouble
– John Kelly reportedly resigning
– Sarah Huckabee Sanders too
– Rod Rosenstein sticks it to Trump
– It’s still only 7pm
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) June 28, 2018
This is Trump’s fault https://t.co/np37nhNmAR
— David Greenwald (@davidegreenwald) June 28, 2018
This IS Trumps fault. A result of his rhetoric. I hate this country 😔 https://t.co/DXrQAysq9K
— Matt Nicholas (@mattnicholas) June 28, 2018