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Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Erie
Insurance Arena, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Erie, Pa. As
Hurricane Michael pounded the Southeast on Wednesday, Trump took
shelter at the campaign rally in Pennsylvania, where he sought to
boost Republicans before the midterms.

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  • President Donald Trump on Thursday blamed the
    “Mainstream Media” for “purposely false and inaccurate
    reporting” that contributed to a “hateful” atmosphere.
  • It came after CNN and a several of Trump’s his
    political opponents received pipe bombs in the mail on
    Wednesday.
  • The recipients include Bill and Hillary Clinton, former
    President Barack Obama, and the offices of Democratic Reps.
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Maxine Waters, former Vice
    President Joe Biden, former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder,
    and actor and Trump-critic Robert De Niro.
  • Days earlier, Trump tweeted a video compilation of
    Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton, and former
    Attorney General Eric Holder
    all calling for Republicans
    and Trump administration figures to be treated without
    civility.

President Donald Trump blamed the “Mainstream Media” for
“purposely false and inaccurate reporting” that contributed to a
“hateful” atmosphere after CNN and a large group of his political
opponents received pipe bombs in the mail on Wednesday.

Trump’s comments came in
a tweet on Thursday morning
which followed a Wednesday that
saw top Democrats and Trump critics targeted by pipe bombs mailed
to their addresses.

At a campaign rally on Wednesday, Trump said the media “has a
responsibility to set a civil tone,” while condemning the acts of
attempted political violence. 

Trump has declared the media the “enemy of the people,” and
has even celebrated violence against
reporters while in office
.

CNN President Jeff Zucker called out Trump
for a “a total and complete lack of understanding at the White
House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the
media.” Zucker said that contributed to the attempted
bombing. 

“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. It has gotten so
bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media
must clean up its act, FAST!” Trump tweeted on Thursday
morning. 

Bill and Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama,
and the offices of Democratic Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and
Maxine Waters, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Obama
Attorney General Eric Holder, and actor and Trump-critic Robert
De Niro all recieved suspicious packages on Wednesday and
Thursday. 

Days earlier, Trump tweeted a video compilation of Congresswoman
Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton, and former Attorney General Eric
Holder
all calling for Republicans and Trump administration
figures to be treated without civility.

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