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Trump Blames ‘Fake News’ Media For ‘Hateful’ Atmosphere After CNN, Democrats Targeted By Bombs

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Trump Blames ‘Fake News’ Media For ‘Hateful’ Atmosphere After CNN, Democrats Targeted By Bombs





Less than 24 hours after nearly a dozen explosive devices were sent to prominent Democrats and CNN, President Trump claimed “a big part” of the anger in society today is caused by “purposely false and inaccurate reporting” from mainstream media.

“A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News,” Trump wrote.

He added: “It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!”

At a campaign rally late Wednesday, Trump urged the news media to set a “civil” tone.



CNN anchor John Berman ripped into Trump after reading his Thursday morning tweet on “New Day.”

“Let me tell you what the mainstream media has been doing this morning: We’ve been reporting on a bomb … sent to either kill, threaten, or scare,” he said.




Two additional pipe bombs, one addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and the other to actor Robert De Niro were found in Delaware and New York City, law enforcement officials said on Thursday, bringing the total number of similar devices sent to several prominent Democrats to at least 10.

A package sent to CNN on Wednesday included the name of CIA Director John Brennan, who is an MSNBC contributor.

Similar packages were intercepted before reaching the residences of former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and former Attorney General Eric Holder were also targeted. Holder’s package was sent back to the listed return address, the office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.).


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