Trump Says Bombs Are Bad, But Also So Is The Media

Trump said the media needed to stop the “endless hostility” and “the constant negative, and oftentimes, false, attacks.”

Hours after explosive devices were sent to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and CNN, President Trump told a crowd in Mosinee, Wisconsin that bombs are bad, but so is the media. 

“Any acts or threats of political violence are an attack on our democracy itself,” the president, who only last week celebrated a congressman’s physical attack on a reporter, said. “Such conduct must be fiercely opposed and firmly prosecuted,” he went on. “We want all sides to come together in peace and harmony. Those engaged in the political arena must stop treating political opponents as being morally defective,” he continued, weeks after calling Democrats “evil.”

“The media also has a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and the constant negative, and oftentimes, false attacks and stories. Have to do it. They’ve gotta stop.” 

Staffers at CNN were less than thrilled with the president’s speech, during which authorities announced they had discovered another suspicious package addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) in a postal facility in Los Angeles. 

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