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president donald trump claimed the media 'doesn't want to report' on terrorist attacks while delivering remarks at macdill air force base on monday. time

corrections & clarifications: an earlier version of this report mis-attributed a quote to the white house press secretary. 

the white house released a list monday night of 78 terrorist attacks "executed or inspired" by the islamic state that it claims supports president trump's ertion that media organizations are deliberately failing to adequately report on terror attacks.

"you’ve seen what happened in paris and nice. all over europe it’s happening. it’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported," trump told military leaders and troops during his first visit as president to u.s. central command headquarters in tampa.

"and in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it. they have their reasons and you understand that."

trump did not explain what he meant by "their reasons." white house press secretary sean spicer subsequently clarified trump's remarks by telling reporters that it wasn't that there was no reporting on terrorist attacks, but that there was insufficient reporting.

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"protests will get blown out of the water, and yet an attack or a foiled attack doesn’t necessarily get the same coverage."

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the list of attacks distributed by the white house included high-profile incidents in paris; nice, france; orlando; and san bernardino, calif., that received widespread media coverage — including from usa today — as well as more obscure incidents in which police officers and security guards were injured but nobody was killed.

the 78 domestic and international attacks cited took place between september 2014 and december 2016, although there was no explanation as to what merited inclusion on the list. there was no mention, for example, of terrorist attacks in israel.

the document contains errors. "attacker" is misspelled more than two dozen times.

during the period in question, usa today reported on the vast majority of the incidents cited on the list. many of the stories about the major attacks at home and abroad appeared on the front page of usa today print and digital editions.

"the real point here is that these terrorist attacks are so pervasive at this point that they do not spark the wall-to-wall coverage they once did," white house spokeswoman lindsay walters later said to explain trump's comments.

"if you look back just a few years ago, any one of these attacks would have been ubiquitous in every news outlet, and now they’re happening so often — at a rate of more than once every two weeks, according to the list we sent around — that networks are not devoting to each of them the same level of coverage they once did."

mike jensen, a researcher at the global terrorism database, said there was little-to-no available data about how widely terrorism as a topic has been covered in the news. he said most western media provided blanket coverage of attacks against western targets.

"even the smaller attacks get m coverage and can hang around in the news for days, although that is not the case for attacks in, say, iraq, which disappear pretty quickly."

pew research center has not published research about press coverage of terrorism since 2007, when it emerged as the topic media gave the most attention to that year.

last week, trump's adviser kellyanne conway issued a correction to her use of the phrase "bowling green m acre," an incident that never happened but which conway said the news media did not cover. she later said she meant to say "bowling green terrorists," a reference to two iraqi men indicted in 2011 and serving life sentences for using improvised explosive devices against u.s. soldiers in iraq. the men were living in bowling green, ky., when detained.

trump has signed an executive order to ban for a 120 days refugees entering the u.s. and a 90-day ban for most citizens of libya, iraq, iran, somalia, sudan and yemen. the order also indefinitely bars syrians from entering the united states. trump said his goal was to improve background checks to make sure terrorists are not admitted inadvertently.

a court battle between state and federal lawyers defending and challenging trump's order was expected to take weeks to resolve.

here is the full list from the white house as released, and links to stories usa today posted on each event.

timeline: september, 2014 - december, 2016

number of attacks: 78

melbourne, australia
september, 2014
target: two police officers wounded in knife attack
attacker: abdul numan haider

australian police shoot terrorist suspect dead

australian counter-terror police raids in melbourne

tizi ouzou, algeria
september, 2014
target: one french citizen beheaded
attacker: jund al-khilafah in algeria

jihadist video claims beheading of french hostage

algeria: militant behind frenchman's beheading killed

french muslims denounce islamic state beheading

islamic state subway plots: what we know

quebec, canada
october, 2014
target: one soldier killed and one wounded in vehicle attack
attacker: martin couture-rouleau

canadian soldier dies after car attack; driver s dead

a look at terrorist attacks in canada

canada: convert to radical islam ran down soldiers

terror attacks in canada warn of things to come: column

ottawa, canada
october, 2014
target: one soldier killed at war memorial; two wounded in shootings at parliament building
attacker: michael zehaf-bibeau

chaos in canada: gunfire erupts at parliament

police: canadian terror attack driven by ideology

canadian pm vows to strengthen police powers

canada's new reality: homegrown terrorism

shooting will tighten canada-u.s. ties: column

obama worries about lone wolf attacks

canada police: shooter went from petty crime to terror

ottawa shooting victim remembered as loving parent

veteran threatened after guarding canadian memorial

picture emerges of canadian parliament shooter

canadians laud sergeant-at-arms for taking down attacker

raw video: shooting inside canadian parliament

ottawa shooting gallery

new york city, ny, usa
october, 2014
target: two police officers wounded in knife attack
attacker: us person

nyc police: hatchet attack was a terrorist act

nypd officer recuperating after hatchet attack

riyadh, saudi arabia
november, 2014
target: one danish citizen wounded in shooting
attackers: three saudi arabia-based isil members

abu dhabi, uae
date: december 2014
target: one american killed in knife attack
attacker: dalal al-hashimi

abu dhabi murder: 'monster was lying in wait'

sydney, australia
december, 2014
target: two australians killed in hostage taking and shooting
attacker: man haron monis

aussie gunman, 2 hostages killed 

terror-free for years, australia confronts extremists 

tours, france
december, 2014
target: three police officers wounded in knife attack
attacker: bertrand nzohabonayo

vehicles of terror: france has seen this before

paris, france
january, 2015
target: one police officer and four hostages killed in shooting at a her supermarket
attacker: amedy coulibaly

gunman killed, 4 others dead at paris market

four killed at paris grocery store were all jewish

supermarket employee hid customers during paris attack

a year of terror in france: timeline of attacks

tripoli, libya
january, 2015
target: ten killed, including one us citizen, and five wounded in bombing and shooting at a el frequented by westerners
attackers: as many as five isil-libya members

how strong is the islamic state in libya?

riyadh, saudi arabia
january, 2015
target: two us citizens wounded in shooting
attacker: saudi arabia-based isil supporter

u.s. defense contractor says staff targeted in saudi shooting

nice, france
february, 2015
target: two french soldiers wounded in knife attack outside a jewish community center
attacker: moussa coulibaly

french soldiers attacked with knife at jewish center

copenhagen, denmark
february, 2015
target: one civilian killed in shooting at a free-speech rally and one security guard killed outside the city’s main synagogue
attacker: omar abdel hamid el-hussein

copenhagen police shoot, kill man near train station

people in copenhagen in shock over terror shootings

police kill man believed to be behind copenhagen shootings

artist targeted in copenhagen has faced constant attacks

copenhagen gunman enamored with islamic state

police charge 2 in copenhagen attacks

tunis, tunisia
march, 2015
target: 21 tourists killed, including 16 westerners, and 55 wounded in shooting at the bardo museum
attackers: two isil-aligned extremists

hunt for third tunisia museum attacker

tunisians rally at museum where terrorists killed 21

p os: terrorists attack tunisian museum

accomplices sought in tunisian terror attack

analysis: tunisia attack raises concerns about radicals

karachi, pakistan
april, 2015
target: one us citizen wounded in knife attack
attackers: pakistan-based isil supporters

paris, france
april, 2015
target: catholic churches targeted; one civilian killed in shooting, possibly during an attempted carjacking
attacker: sid ahmed ghlam

french police foil 'imminent' church terror attack

france searches for church terror attack accomplices 

zvornik, bosnia
april, 2015
target: one police officer killed and two wounded in shooting
attacker: nerdin ibric

garland, tx, usa
may, 2015
target: one security guard wounded in shooting at the prophet muhammad cartoon event
attackers: two us persons

gunman dead after garland, texas attack

islamic state claims responsibility for texas attack

families of texas gunmen condemn attack

2 suspects dead after gunfire at muhammad exhibit

who is the group behind muhammad cartoon contest?

traffic cop killed both attackers in texas

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report: fbi may have missed chance to stop texas shooters

boston, ma, usa
june, 2015
target: no casualties; one police officer attacked with knife
attacker: us person

documents: boston terror suspect planned attack on 'boys in blue'

third suspect linked to thwarted boston terror plot

boston terror investigation yields new arrest

el gora (al jurah), egypt
june, 2015
target: no casualties; p used by multinational force and observers (mfo) troops attacked in shooting and bombing attack
attackers: unknown number of isil-sinai members

luxor, egypt
june, 2015
target: one police officer killed by suicide bomb near the temple of karnak
attacker: unidentified

suicide bomber targets ancient egyptian temple

sousse, tunisia
june, 2015
target: 38 killed and 39 wounded in shooting at a beach frequented by westerners
attackers: seifeddine rezgui and another unidentified attacker

islamic state claims responsibility for tunisian resort attack

tourists flee as chilling details emerge in tunisia

tunisia pledges tougher security measures after attack

p os: gunmen kill scores of tourists at tunisia beach resorts

tunisia beach attack threatens economy, secular rule

lyon, france
june, 2015
target: one civilian killed in beheading and explosion at a chemical plant
attacker: yasin salhi

french decapitation attack suspect was on 'radicalization' list

cairo, egypt
july, 2015
target: one killed and nine wounded in vbied attack at italian consulate
attacker: unidentified isil operatives

1 killed by blast at italian consulate in cairo

cairo, egypt
july, 2015
target: one croatian national kidnapped; beheaded on august 12 at an unknown location
attacker: unidentified isil-sinai operative

image purports to show croatian isil hostage beheaded

paris, france
august, 2015
target: two civilians and one us soldier wounded with firearms and knife on a p enger train
attacker: ayoub el-khazzani

3 americans subdue gunman on paris-bound train

train attack suspect known to authorities in 3 countries

men who stopped train attacker awarded legion d'honneur

americans hailed as heroes acted on 'instinct'

el gora, egypt
september, 2015
target: four us and two mfo troops wounded in ied attack
attacker: unidentified

dhaka, bangladesh
september, 2015
target: one italian civilian killed in shooting
attacker: unidentified

report: isil says it s italian in bangladesh

copenhagen, denmark
september, 2015
target: one police officer wounded in knife attack
attaker: palestinian national

el gora, egypt
october, 2015
target: no casualties; airfield used by mfo attacked with rockets
attaker: unidentified isil-sinai operatives

parramatta, australia
october, 2015
target: one police officer killed in shooting
attaker: farhad jabar

rangpur, bangladesh
october, 2015
target: one japanese civilian killed in shooting
attaker: unidentified

bangladesh rejects isil claim of killing man

hasanah, egypt
october, 2015
target: 224 killed in downing of a russian airliner
attaker: unidentified isil-sinai operatives

russian plane crash in egypt kills all 224 people aboard

expert: russian jet was 'screaming down' on descent

world mourns deaths of 224 people killed in russian plane crash

merced, ca, us
november, 2015
target: four wounded in knife attack on a college pus
attaker: us person

four wounded in stabbing rampage at california college

paris, france
november, 2015
target: at least 129 killed and approximately 400 wounded in series of shootings and ied attacks
attakers: brahim abdelslam, saleh abdeslam, ismail mostefai, bilal hadfi, samy amimour, chakib ahrouh, foued mohamed aggad, and abdelhamid abaaoud

full coverage: paris terror attack in november 2015

paris victims: their stories

scores killed in paris terror attacks

france, u.s. vow to take down islamic state despite video threat

suspected paris attack mastermind linked to other attacks

after attacks in paris, governors refuse to accept syrian refugees

paris attacks and the search for those responsible

americans in paris see dark page in history

dinajpur, bangladesh
november, 2015
target: one italian citizen wounded in shooting
attaker: unidentified

rajlovac, bosnia
december, 2015
target: two bosnian soldiers killed in shooting
attaker: enes omeragic

san bernadino, ca, us
december, 2015
target: 14 killed and 21 wounded in coordinated firearms attack
attakers: two us persons

at least 14 dead in san bernardino shooting

timeline of events in san bernardino shooting

san bernardino shooters lived a double life

san bernardino victims: lives of hope, promise, accomplishment

female san bernardino suspect went to religious school

unusual detail in san bernardino shooting: one suspect is a woman

p os: a look inside san bernardino shooters' home

female shooter in san bernardino, calif., entered the u.s. on fiancee visa

london, england, uk
december, 2015
target: three wounded in knife attack at an underground rail station
attaker: muhyadin mire

london police treat subway stabbing as terrorism

derbent, russia
december, 2015
target: one killed and 11 wounded in shooting at un world heritage site
attaker: unidentified isil-caucasus operative

1 dead, 10 injured in shooting in russia's north caucasus

cairo, egypt
january, 2016
target: two wounded in drive-by shooting outside a el frequented by tourists
attakers: unidentified isil operatives

european tourists in stable condition after egypt stabbing

paris, france
january, 2016
target: no casualties; attacker killed after attempted knife attack on paris police station
attaker: tarek belgacem

attacker killed by paris police carried islamic state flag

philadelphia, pennsylvania
january, 2016
target: one police officer wounded in shooting
attaker: us person

police: suspect says he s philly cop 'in the name of islam'

philadelphia cop shooting suspect charged

hurghada, egypt
january, 2016
target: one german and one danish national wounded in knife attack at a tourist resort
attaker: unidentified

european tourists in stable condition after egypt stabbing

marseilles, france
january, 2016
target: one jewish teacher wounded in machete attack
attaker: 15 year-old ethnic kurd from turkey

istanbul, turkey
january, 2016
target: 12 german tourists killed and 15 wounded in suicide bombing
attaker: nabil fadli

turkey: islamic state bomber kills 10 in istanbul

istanbul bombing may deal blow to tourism

jakarta, indonesia
january, 2016
target: four civilians killed and more than 20 wounded in coordinated bombing and firearms attacks near a police station and a starbucks
attakers: dian joni kurnaiadi, muhammad ali, arif sunakim, and ahmad muhazan bin saron

islamic state claims bomb and gun attacks in indonesian capital

columbus, oh, us
february, 2016
target: four civilians wounded in machete attack at a restaurant
attaker: us person

ohio police: man who hurt 4 with machete killed

hanover, germany
february, 2016
target: one police officer wounded in knife attack
attaker: safia schmitter

german court jails , 16, for stabbing ordered by isil

istanbul, turkey
march, 2016
target: four killed and 36 wounded in suicide bombing in the tourist district
attaker: mehmet ozturk

suicide bomb in istanbul kills 5, including 2 americans

brussels, belgium
march, 2016
target: at least 31 killed and 270 wounded in coordinated bombings at zaventem airport and on a subway train
attakers: khalid el-bakraoui, ibrahim el-bakraoui, najim laachraoui, mohammed abrini, and osama krayem

islamic state claims responsibility for brussels attack that killed dozens

brussels victims: stories of hope and horror

obama says world must unite after brussels attack

'it could have been us': how countries see brussels terror attacks

voices: with terror attacks, brussels' luck runs out 

u.s. airlines cancel brussels flights after bombings

the story behind the brussels p o you saw everywhere: 'i was not able to help them'

why brussels? belgian capital no stranger to terror

'blood on their faces': brussels attacks firsthand

essen, germany
april, 2016
target: three wounded in bombing at sikh temple
attakers: three identified minors

orlando, fl, us
june, 2016
target: 49 killed and 53 wounded in shooting at a nightclub
attaker: us person

full coverage: orlando shooting at pulse nightclub

orlando shootings unfolded 'like a rolling thunder'

islamic state linked to worst m shooting in u.s. history

witnesses recount orlando shootings

june 12, 2016: the worst u.s. shooting spree, for now

after orlando shooting, muslim americans show support for victims

names, details about orlando m acre victims emerge

police in big cities on high alert after orlando attack

three horrific hours: inside the orlando nightclub m acre

magnanville, france
june, 2016
target: one police officer and one civilian killed in knife attack
attaker: larossi abballa

officials: police couple killed outside paris, child rescued

paris prosecutor: suspect in killings pledged allegiance to islamic state

kabul, afghanistan
june, 2016
target: 14 killed in suicide attack on a bus carrying canadian emb y guards
attaker: isil-khorasan operative

taliban attack on afghan police kill dozens

istanbul, turkey
june, 2016
target: 45 killed and approximately 240 wounded at ataturk international airport
attackers: rakhim bulgarov, vadim osmanov, and an unidentified isil operative

officials: early airport security helped disrupt istanbul attack

cia director: attack at istanbul airport has hallmarks of islamic state, could happen in u.s.

istanbul airport: a scene of gunfire, bombs and sirens

dhaka, bangladesh
july, 2016
target: 22 killed, including one american and 50 wounded after hours-long siege using machetes and firearms at holy artisan bakery
attackers: nibras islam, rohan imtiaz, meer saameh mubasheer, khairul islam paye, and shafiqul islam uzzal

at least 22 dead in 10-hour standoff with islamic state

killed in bangladesh restaurant: 3 students, 9 italians, 7 japanese

police: dhaka mastermind killed in house raid

nice, france
july, 2016
target: 84 civilians killed and 308 wounded by an individual who drove a truck into a crowd
attacker: mohamed bouhlel

8 new arrests in nice, france truck attack that killed 86

nice attack suspect identified as mohamed bouhlel

condemned and mourned: world reaction to nice attack

nice attack part of emerging diy-style terrorism trend

nice attack comes amid heightened u.s. security going into conventions

witness in nice: 'bodies flying like bowling pins'

amid bloodbath in nice, hero on motorcycle emerges 

nice resident: 'we are afraid, angry, and it's difficult to sleep'

wurzburg, germany
july, 2016
target: four civilians wounded in axe attack on a train
attacker: riaz khan ahmadzai

reports: attacker wielding ax injures several on german train

police: munich shooter fascinated by m killings

despite attacks, germany will still offer safe haven to migrants

ansbach, germany
july, 2016
target: at least 15 wounded in suicide bombing at a festival
attacker: mohammad daleel

at least 15 hurt in bavarian bar explosion

police: man, likely attacker, dies in explosion in germany

normandy, france
july, 2016
target: one priest killed in knife attack
attackers: adel kermiche and abdel malik nabil petitjean

normandy church hostage ends with priest, 2 attackers dead 

isil claims two 'soldiers' killed french priest after seizing hostages

french officials identify second church attacker

normandy muslim community reeling after priest murder

chaleroi, belgium
august, 2016
target: two police officers wounded in machete attack
attacker: khaled babouri

belgian pm calls machete attack on cops a likely cause of terrorism

queensland, australia
august, 2016
target: two killed and one wounded in knife attack at a hostel frequented by westerners
attacker: smail ayad

copenhagen, denmakr
september, 2016
target: two police officers and a civilian wounded in shooting
attacker: mesa hodzic

paris, france
september, 2016
target: one police officer wounded in raid after vbied failed to detonate at notre dame cathedral
attackers: sarah hervouet, ines madani, and amel sakaou

paris gas-canister suspects linked to extremists

sydney, australia
september, 2016
target: one civilian wounded in knife attack
attacker: ihsas khan

st. cloud, mn, us
september, 2016
target: 10 wounded in knife attack in a mall
attacker: dahir ahmed adan

fbi investigating minn. mall stabbing as 'potential act of terrorism'

mall knife attack spotlights minn. tensions with somali immigrants

new york, ny; seaside park and elizabeth, nj, us
september, 2016
target: 31 wounded in bombing in new york city; several explosive devices found in new york and new jersey; one exploded without casualty at race in new jersey; one police officer wounded in shootout
attacker: ahmad khan rahami

big blast, 29 injuries in nyc; pressure cooker device removed nearby

nyc bombing suspect nabbed, charged in shootout with cops

first look at new york bombing suspect ahmad khan rahami

lessons from chelsea bombing: our view

should it be this easy to buy bomb parts?

brussels, belgium
october, 2016
target: two police officers wounded in stabbing
attacker: belgian national

belgian prosecutor: 2 police stabbed, may be terror-related

kuwait city, kuwait
target: no casualties; vehicle carrying three us soldiers hit by a truck
attacker: ibrahim sulayman

malmo, sweden
october, 2016
target: no casualties; mosque and community center attacked with molotov tail
attacker: syrian national

hamburg, germany
october, 2016
target: one killed in knife attack
attacker: unknown

manila, philippines
november, 2016
target: no casualties; failed ied attempt near us emb y
attackers: philippine nationals aligned with the maute group

police detonate bomb near u.s. emb y in manila

columbus, oh, us
november, 2016
target: 14 wounded by individuals who drove a vehicle into a group of pedestrians and attacked them with a knife
attacker: us person

eleven hurt, suspect killed in 'terrifying' ohio state attack

fbi: ohio state attacker likely inspired by islamic state, al-qaeda

accused ohio state attacker reportedly posted rant online

students describe scene at ohio state attack

islamic state: osu attacker was 'soldier' of group

n'djamena, chad
november, 2016
target: no casualties; attacker arrested after opening fire at entrance of us emb y
attacker: chadian national

karak, jordan
december, 2016
target: 10 killed and 28 wounded in shooting at a tourist site
attackers: several gunmen

canadian tourist among 10 dead in jordan attacks; 27 hurt

berlin, germany
december, 2016
target: 12 killed and 48 wounded by individual who drove truck into a crowded market
attacker: anis amri

christmas revelry crushed as truck plows into berlin market, killing 12

berlin truck attack suspect used 14 aliases

italy's interior minister: berlin attack suspect s dead in milan

truck braking system likely prevented more berlin rampage deaths

after christmas market attack, berlin shaken but still stoic

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