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White
House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday rejected
the notion President Donald Trump’s rhetoric helped inspire
attempted attacks on his political opponents.

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  • White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on
    Thursday bashed CNN after it faced a bomb scare the day prior,
    claiming the “first thing” it did in response to the treat was
    blame President Donald Trump. 
  • CNN reporters slammed Sanders for her comments.
  • Anchor Jim Sciutto said, “What the press secretary
    …said there is not true. We reported the news.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday
bashed CNN after it faced a bomb scare the day prior, claiming
the “first thing” it did in response to the treat was blame
President Donald Trump. 

Sanders also claimed “90%” of the media’s coverage of Trump is
negative. 

“The president is certainly not responsible for
sending suspicious packages to someone, no more than Bernie
Sanders was responsible for a supporter of his shooting up a
Republican baseball field practice last year,” Sanders said,
referring to the shooting that left Republican Rep. Steve Scalise
critically injured.

When asked whether Trump regretted any comments he’s made
regarding the press or his political opponents, Sanders said he
has “condemned violence in all forms and has done that
since day one and will continue to do that, but certainly feels
that everyone has a role to play.”

CNN reporters slammed Sanders for her comments 

“Actually, the very first thing CNN was evacuate our NYC
offices because of a bomb threat,” Jake Tapper tweeted. “And I
didn’t hear one CNN employee on TV or privately accuse anyone
other than the bomber/s of being responsible for the devices. Not
one.”

Anchor Jim Sciutto said that what Sanders said “is not
true.”

“We reported the news, in fact, and [anchor] Poppy
Harlow and I can attest to that
because we were on the air live” during the evacuation, he
added.

Sanders on Wednesday went after CNN after network president
Jeff Zucker decried the president’s anti-media rhetoric. Sanders
accused Zucker of being divisive after Trump called for unity in
a statement earlier in the day. 

“The President, and especially the White House Press
Secretary, should understand their words matter. Thus far, they
have shown no comprehension of that,” Zucker said in a
statement. 

Trump has repeatedly referred to CNN and other top media
outlets as “Fake News” and the “enemy of the American
people.”

On Thursday morning, he tweeted that much of the “anger” in
the US at the moment is due to what he described as “purposely
false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I
refer to as Fake News.”

A number of suspicious packages have been sent to top
Democrats and Trump critics

On Wednesday, officials reported bombs had been sent or addressed
to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan, former
Attorney General Eric Holder, and Democratic Rep. Maxine
Waters.

On Thursday, officials said two suspicious packages
addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden had been intercepted
at separate mailing facilities and another package was found at
actor Robert De Niro’s production company in New York
City. 

Separately, a bomb was found Monday in the mailbox of
billionaire George Soros, a prominent Democrat donor who has
often been the target of right-wing conspiracy theories.

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Anyone with information on the packages is being asked to
call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or go
to tips.fbi.gov.

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