In the fall campaign, President Trump called Democrats "evil" and claimed to be "too dangerous to rule." He has condemned…
In the fall campaign, President Trump called Democrats “evil” and claimed to be “too dangerous to rule.” He has condemned Barack Obama’s presidency and demonized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, inspiring “Unlock her!” At his rally.
The president has also used his bullied pulpit to take the rope Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) As a “low IQ individual”, impugn former CIA director John Brennan and fan-conspiracy theories of liberal philanthropist George Soros. And he has called the news media “People’s Enemy”, which characterizes CNN’s reporting as “false news”.
During the week, these goals for Trump’s rhetoric became the intended targets for real violence in the form of pipe bombs, many of which showed Wednesday.
Investigators have not provided information about the origin of the package and no evidence has occurred to link the actions to any political campaign. However, a common theme among the goals was unambiguous: each has been a recurring topic of Trump attacks.
The law enforcement agencies said that packages containing pipe bombs and addressed to the home of Obama and Clinton were intercepted by Secret Service, while Monday was found in Soro’s home.
In addition, an unconventional device was found addressed to Brennan in CNN’s New York headquarters and another, addressed to Waters, was discovered at a congress postal sorting facility. A similar package was found directed to former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr.
Trump and other Republican leaders rushed Wednesday to judge the attacked attacks against Democrats and CNN, saying that such actions can not be tolerated. For many politicians, the day was a reckoning – a sobering break only 13 days from the election day to reflect on a political atmosphere that is noticeable for apocalyptic images and violent confrontations.
Trump spoke from the White Room in the Eastern Room, Trump said that he and officials in his administration were “extremely angry , upset, unhappy about what we witnessed. ” The president made a call to all Americans to unite, even though he did not raise the tone in his own campaign rhetoric.
“We must come together and send a very clear, strong, unambiguous message that acts or threats to political violence of any kind have no place in the United Kingdom of America,” said Trump.
Later minority leader Charles E. Schumer (DN.Y.) and house ministry leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Responded in a joint statement: “President Trumps words rings hollow until he waits hello’s statements that condemn acts of violence.”
They claimed that Trump has “shared Americans with his words and actions”, referring to his bowl for Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) For body-hammering journalists; his gender equality over the deadly neo-Nazi and white supremacist rally in August 2017 in Charlottesville; his encouragement to supporters of rallies who have become violent with the protesters; His praise for foreign dictators who kill his own citizens and his attacks on the free press as “the enemy of the people.”
Trump traveled to Wisconsin for a campaign experience Wednesday night where he tried to show off by pointing out his relatively subdued speech as he was “trying to be nice.”
“No nation can succeed in tolerating violence or threats of violence as a method of political threat, compulsion or control,” told Trump the crowd in Mosinee.
Trump shook back the responsibility for their own inflammatory contributions to political discourse and instead assigned the blame to others. “The media also have a responsibility to put a civilian tone and to stop infinite hostility and the constant negative – and often false – attacks and stories,” he said.
The president, who has made a sport of spitting his political rivals as “Crooked Hillary”, also urged others in the political arena to “stop treating their opponents as morally defective.”
Jon Meacham, a journalist, historian and author of the book “The Soul of America: The Battle of Our Better Angels,” said the most fragmented political periods in the nation’s history have resulted in violence against political figures. He said he was long worried that the story could come back in Trump time.
“We have examples of political violence in the United States in the age of Jackson, on the way to the Civil War during the Civil War in the Progressive Era and in the 1960s disaster, Meacham said.” What happened today is a reminder of the spell in the time we living in. This is an era of fundamental redefinition of politics and culture. It requires leadership that is stuck, not burning, and we have seen too much fire from the top.
Clinton, speaking at a fundraiser for Donna Shalala congressional candidate in Coral Gables, Fla., Thanked the secretarial service to capture the package addressed to his home and called it “a disturbing time.”
“It’s a time of deep divisions and we must do everything we can to bring our country together,” she said.
Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La .), who survived a shooter targeting an Alexandria baseball field in 2017, wrote in tweets “These attempts to attacks have been beyond criminals, they are acts of pure terror. Violence and terror have no place in our policy or elsewhere in our society. “
He added ,” As a nation, we must agree that this is a dangerous road and it can not be the new normal. “
When we asked Wednesday if some of Trump’s rhetoric could have contributed to the posts, then Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) defended the president.
” Many things could have contributed to it, “he said. ] He added: “I do not see a real mistake with the president. I think you know he is in a hard position, he is attacked on all sides and he should be able to express himself. “
But since Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Who has long deplored the disappearance of citizenship from the nation’s politics, said Wednesday it was obvious to him that the attempted attacks were” political. “
” What the president says means, and if he would take a more civil tone, that would make a difference, says Flake in an interview on CNN. “Citizenship can not wait until after elections. The president should not refer to the press as” the enemy of the people. “People hear it and they follow it.”
CNN President Jeff Zucker said the White House has “one total and complete lack of understanding “about the consequences of their attacks on the media.
“The president and especially the White House’s press secretary should understand what they mean,” Zucker said in a statement. “So far, they have not shown an understanding of it.”
Trump has long attacked the package’s goals. He regularly talks to Obama’s presidency and was a leading advocate of the fake that the nation’s first black president was not born in the United States.
Although he hit Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, Trump continues for her in her speech, inspiring chants from crowds to “unlock her!” Before Trump’s appearance at the Wisconsin Rally Wednesday, the crowd burst into a “unlock her!” chant while Senate Republican candidate Leah Vukmir attacked Clinton.
At his collections, Trump also routinely mocks Waters and attacks CNN as reporting “false news”, as his rally masses regularly sing back, “CNN sucks!” And Soros has long been a target for right-wing groups and the subject of conspiracy theories with anti-Semitic harmonics.
In the wake of angry protest over Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Test, Trump and other Republicans have tried to throw democracies as a party in mob “and attempted to link specific candidates to radical figures to the left.
A number of trumpet supporters advanced “false flag” theory about social media and talked radio, claiming that potentially explosive devices might have been sent by liberals with the intention of reversing the “mob” argument and painting the Democrats as victims of abusive conservatives.
Explain the theory, conservatives said talk radio host Rush Limbaugh in the air Wednesday “In recent weeks, the Democrats have had all of the terrible PR, all these angry mobs. . . Would not it help you here if you are a democratic operator to make it look like the Republicans are a lot of insane lunatics and have some mobsters on their side too? “
The” mob “frame has not only been part of Trump’s rally talks but also central to some GOP campaign advertising.
In Minnesota’s first congressional district in the country, the Republican Republic Congress has repeatedly tried to tie Dan Feehan, a Army veteran assigned a bronze star to leftist anti-fascist activists who have collapsed with police and right-wingers.
“Feehan works in a liberal organization bankrolled by George Soros, the main financier of the global left and anti-American causes,” says a narrator in a
Josh Dawsey of Mosinee, Wis., And Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner, Erica Werner and David Weigel in Washington contributed to this report.