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Trump blames media at Wisconsin rally hours after bomb scare targeted Democrats

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Donald Trump walks to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force
Base in Maryland, October 24, 2018.

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  • President Donald Trump in a campaign speech called for
    national unity following the discovery of explosive devices
    sent to some top Democrats on Wednesday.
  • Trump, who frequently stokes animosity toward the
    media, journalists, and his political opponents, said the media
    “has a responsibility to set a civil tone,” hours after a bomb
    scare that targeted top Democrats and the media.
  • The president accused the media of exhibiting what he
    called “endless hostility,” and retreated to his claim that
    some critical news stories are “false attacks.”
  • On Monday, law-enforcement officials intercepted
    several improvised explosive devices that were sent to the
    residences of Bill and Hillary Clinton, former President Barack
    Obama, and the offices of Democratic Reps. Debbie Wasserman
    Schultz and Maxine Waters.

President Donald Trump in a campaign speech on Wednesday called
for national unity following the discovery of explosive devices
sent to top Democrats.

Shortly after taking stage in Mosinee, Wisconsin, Trump weighed
in on the intercepted improvised explosive devices that were sent to the residences of
Bill and Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, and the
offices of Democratic Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Maxine
Waters.

“Any acts or threats of political violence or an attack on our
democracy itself,” Trump said. “No nation can succeed that
tolerates violence or the threat of violence as a method of
political intimidation, coercion or control. We all know that.”

“Such conduct must be fiercely opposed and firmly prosecuted,”
Trump added. “We want all sides to come together in peace and
harmony. We can do it.”

Trump, who frequently stokes animosity toward the media,
journalists, and his political opponents, said the media “has a
responsibility to set a civil tone,” hours after the bomb scare
put the country on edge.

He also remarked about
protesters confronting governement officials
in public.

“We should not mob people in pubic spaces or destroy public
property,” Trump said. “There is one way to settle our
disagreements. It’s called ‘peacefully at the ballot box.’ That’s
what we want.”

The first of the suspicious packages sent this week was
discovered on Monday, in a mailbox near the home of
billionaire and Democratic donor George Soros. On Tuesday,
law-enforcement officials intercepted suspected pipe bombs that
were sent to current and former officials, all of them Trump
critics.

Former Vice President Joe Biden also received a suspicious
package that was similar to the others, according to CNN
correspondent Jim Sciutto
. The Los Angeles Police Department
said it found a suspicious package addressed to Rep. Maxine
Waters, who represents California’s 43rd Congressional District.

No injuries were reported as of Wednesday evening. Trump
reiterated his earlier remarks that the government is
investigating the bomb scares.

“So let’s put it all together,” Trump said. “Let’s get along.
Great country.”

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