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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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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