The White House has accused the CNN of dividing America as the news network criticised the Trump administration for a "total and complete lack of understanding" of the seriousness of its attacks on the media following the discovery of an explosive package sent to CNN's New York City office.
The White House fought back Thursday against liberals' mounting accusations that President Trump incited someone to mail 10 suspicious packages to prominent Democrats, as investigators found three more devices - two sent to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden and one to actor Robert De Niro. "Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that", Zucker said as the network's NY bureau was evacuated for five hours on Wednesday following the discovery of an explosive device sent there.
Zucker said in a note to employees that CNN was checking its bureaus worldwide, after its NY bureau in the Time Warner Center was evacuated "out of an abundance of caution".
"OK, well we both know that he's telling lies", said Anthony Scaramucci, a longtime Trump confidante, about the President during an interview with CNN's "New Day" Wednesday. Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) and ex-Attorney General Eric Holder also were mailed suspicious packages.
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"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", he said Thursday on Twitter. He's "an intentional liar" who uses "a methodology of mistruth" with the aim of unsettling the mainstream media and the political left. "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 previous year". Sanders said that the media is partly to blame for the events.
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt then brought up the shooting of Republicans at a softball game just over a year ago in a politically motivated attack by a man who hated Trump and the GOP, as well as the incidents of enraged citizens confronting administration officials with their families in restaurants.
Mr. Brennan blamed the president, saying his rhetoric "fuels these feelings and sentiments that now are bleeding over into potentially acts of violence".
Sanders emphasized that President Trump is condemning this action and calling on all Americans "to come together". "The first thing should have been to condemn the violence", Sanders added.
President Donald Trump has always had a very casual relationship with the truth.