Of course. Donald Trump blamed the media and others for incivility after crude bombs were mailed yesterday to multiple targets of his ire, including CNN, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Maxine Waters and Eric Holder. UPDATE TODAY: Similar packages were sent to Joe Biden and Robert DeNiro, it was reported this morning.

At a political rally in Wisconsin, he said after a bow to unity:


The media also has a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and constant negative — and oftentimes, false — attacks and stories,” Trump said.

In an apparent swipe at Democrats, Trump denounced those who “carelessly compare political opponents to historical villains” and who “mob people in public places or destroy public property.

The crowd at one point chanted “CNN sucks.” It also voiced the familiar “Lock her up” chant about Hillary Clinton.

And, in case you missed the point, he followed up Thursday morning.


This response came from CNN:


“There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media,” Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, said in a statement. “The president, and especially the White House press secretary, should understand their words matter.”

His press aide, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, responded on Twitter:

President Trump] asked Americans ‘to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the USA’ Yet you chose to attack and divide. America should unite against all political violence.”

Donald Trump, peacemaker.

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