Yesterday, a New York City police bomb squad recovered a suspicious package addressed to actor Robert de Niro, who has been critical of President Donald Trump. Investigators said it contained a similar device as those sent to Democratic figures and CNN.
None of the seven bombs detonated and no one was hurt as authorities in New York, Washington, DC, Florida and California seized the suspicious packages. The targets of the bombs were some of the figures most frequently criticised by Trump.
Trump also often singles out cable news network CNN and other news media whose reporting he does not like, terming them “fake news”.
Yesterday, without directly referencing the explosive devices, Trump again blamed the media for the “anger” in society. “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,” he said in a morning tweet. “It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream media must clean up its act, fast!” Hours earlier, he took a softer tone at a rally in Wisconsin: “Let’s get along."