Vice President Mike Pence said that President Donald Trump does not bear any responsibility for the recent letter posts delivered…
Vice President Mike Pence said that President Donald Trump does not bear any responsibility for the recent letter posts delivered to his democratic critics on Friday.
On Friday, the federal authorities arrested 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc in connection with explosives sent to prominent Democrats and CNN. Many of the packages were addressed to senior Obama officials, including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former CIA director John Brennan and former lawyer Eric Holder.
The authorities did not comment on Sayoc’s motive, but his social media accounts seem to show that he shared the right conspiracy theories and was an avid Trump supporter.
Pence told TC Palmeri ABC’s white house correspondent that Sayoc’s political slopes do not imply Trump.
“See the reality, the responsible people are responsible,” he says. “And what the president and I stand for and I think every American stands for are the threats or acts of political violence from anyone, anywhere, for whatever reason That’s not allowed. “
Palmeri asked if the president’s earlier use of violence’s rhetoric against reporters and news could be a part of the problem, just last week on a Montana Rally Trump-famed Republican Congressian Greg Gianforte for body that entered a reporter.
” I mean clear, the president joked in Montana, “replied Pence.” And I think the president and I are both frustrated from time to time with the fact that many in the media focus on the negative and do not tell the whole story of what’s happening across the country . “
Pence told Palmeri that Trump is in his right to call the media to be” more balanced “while believing in a free and independent press.
” I think most Americans understand this president, they understand their heart, “said Pence.” I really believe that people understand that those who conduct threats are acts of violence are those in charge of it. “