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  • President Donald Trump bashed CNN for tying him to “the
    current spate of Bombs” being mailed to top Democrats and
    prominent critics of his administration on Friday
    morning. 
  • CNN President Jeffrey Zucker cited Trump’s treatment of
    the media following his company’s New York office receiving a
    suspicious package which resembled a pipe bomb on
    Wednesday.
  • Trump condemned the mailings as “an attack on democracy
    itself” on Wednesday, but by Thursday had called on the media
    to stop reporting what he called purposely fake news.

President Donald Trump bashed CNN for blaming it for “the current
spate of Bombs” being mailed to top Democrats and prominent
critics of his administration on Friday morning. 

“Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at
will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs and
ridiculously comparing this to September 11th and the Oklahoma
City bombing, yet when I criticize them they go wild and scream,
‘it’s just not Presidential!'” Trump tweeted.

CNN President Jeffrey Zucker cited Trump’s treatment of the
media after his company’s New York office received a suspicious
package which resembled a pipe bomb on Wednesday.

CNN was the sole media organization to receive such a
package, while at least seven other top Democrats and Trump
critics got nearly identical packages in the mail.

“There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the
White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on
the media,” Zucker said in a Wednesday statement.

Trump and CNN have long been at odds. Trump has branded the
media the “enemy of the people” and called CNN the leader of the
“Fake News media.”

CNN reported on Thursday night
that Trump had no intention of claiming personal responsibility
for inciting what they called the “serial bomber.”

None of the mailed packages exploded and investigators
won’t yet say whether the bombs were authentically meant to do
harm or if they were non-functioning bombs meant to incite
terror. 

Trump condemned the mailings as “an attack on democracy
itself” on Wednesday, but by Thursday had called on the media to
stop reporting what he called purposely fake news.

The widespread mailing of suspected bombs to top officials
and a news organization has little precedent in US history, but
resembles terrorism with its seemingly political bent.

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