After outrage began to grow, Mr Trump's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, called Mr Buckley to say flags would be lowered.
The alleged killer of five Capital Gazette employees mailed three threatening letters to Maryland courthouses and a law firm before Thursday's shootings at the Annapolis newspaper, Anne Arundel County police said Monday.
Mr. Trump had ordered US flags lowered after mass-casualty school shootings in Texas and Florida earlier this year. Buckley said, according to the newspaper. At a moving memorial for all the victims, fellow journalists likewise urged supporters to continue working to "find our better angels", and asserted a vital truth: "We are not the enemy - we are you".
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Ramos signed the letter under the statement: "I told you so", and then wrote that he was on the way to the newspaper "with the objective of killing every person present". "It was an attack on freedom of speech".
Presidents usually lower federal flags following the death of former presidents and service members, or other national tragedies.
Acting Police William Krampf described the incident as a targeted attack during a press conference last week. The attack came amid months of verbal and online attacks on the "fake news media" from politicians and others from President Donald Trump on down. By comparison, the shootings at the Annapolis newspaper killed 5.
When Ramos resumed contacting the woman in January 2011, she went to the police again, obtaining two misdemeanor criminal harassment charges and also a peace order prohibiting Ramos from contacting her. Ramos pleaded guilty in July 2011 to harassment. Buckley said earlier. "Is there a cutoff for tragedy?" Columnist Rob Hiaasen, sales assistant Rebecca Smith, editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, special publications editor Wendi Winters and writer John McNamara. President Trump "asked that we reach out and verify that the mayor had made the request", she said.