A shooting at a New York City hospital is currently breaking. Most news organizations are covering this event as it unfolds. The other major stories this week are following up on the health care debacle and the fallout from Donald Trump’s tweets attacking MSNBC co-host Mika Brzezinski. See how media is closing out the week below.
The major stories:
Lede: Four to six people were believed to be wounded on Friday in a shooting at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in New York, according to a New York Police Department spokeswoman.
A shooter is dead at the hospital, according to a tweet from NYPD Assistant Commissioner for Communication & Public Information J. Peter Donald.
Police have no confirmed information on the number of people injured or their conditions, said NYPD spokeswoman Annette Shelton.
Lede: MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Friday accused the White House of threatening them with a negative tabloid story as a way to extract an apology for their tough comments on President Donald Trump.
In an op-ed article in the Washington Post, and then in a live appearance on “Morning Joe,” the couple said top White House officials warned them earlier this year that the National Enquirer was planning an exposé about their relationship, and urged them to beg Trump to get the paper to back off.
New York Times: “Trump Stirs Pot on Health Bill: Repeal Now, Replace Later”
Lede: With Senate Republicans already bogged down over how to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, President Trump on Friday tossed in a new complication with an old idea, suggesting the Senate could repeal President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement now, then replace it later.
Lede: The dispute within the Republican Party over health care widened further Friday, as President Trump joined with a handful of conservative senators in calling for an outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act if the party fails to agree on an alternative plan by the end of the July Fourth recess.
The rest of the bunch:
USA Today: “NYPD responds to report of Bronx hospital shooting”
Wall Street Journal: “Stocks Notch Strong First Half, but Some Fear What’s Ahead”
CBS News: “Gunman dead after killing 1 at New York hospital”
Huffpost: “JOE: TRUMP THREATENED US WITH ENQUIRER SMEAR”
Drudge Report: “SUMMER OF CRAZY” (Link to Grabien story diagnosing Donald Trump as a sociopath)
Trending on Google: “3 Doctors Shot Inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center”