READ: White House Correspondents’ Association Releases Statement: ‘All Americans Should Recoil From the President’s Praise for a Violent Assault On a Reporter’

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There are people who think the WHCA should be doing more to check the Trump administration’s constant barrage of falsehoods.

All of this is playing against the backdrop of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and murder in Turkey earlier this month.

Khashoggi vanished October 2 after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Audio and video recordings would later confirm that Khashoggi was tortured and assassinated by 15 Saudi nationals. Their weapon of choice was a bone saw. An investigation into who gave the order is still ongoing.

Violence against reporters has also been on the upswing in the United States. In June, a gunman murdered five people at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.

And on Thursday, Jerry Walkowitz of New Jersey’s Asbury Park Press died from injuries he sustained in May after he was beaten and run over with his own car because of his race.

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