Trump Blames Fake News for Attempted Bomb Attacks on Democrats

President Donald Trump. Photo: White House
President Donald Trump. Photo: White House

Although none of the bombs exploded, they targeted those who are usually criticized by Donald Trump in his loose speeches and vulgar tweets.

By Rakesh Raman

President Donald Trump said today that people’s anger is a result of fake news delivered by the mainstream media.

He blamed media for spreading hateful information and advised it to “clean up its act.” Trump was referring to a slew of pipe bombs mailed Wednesday to harm Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, and others including CNN.

“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. It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream media must clean up its act, fast!” Trump tweeted.

Although it is largely believed that hate and anger among people are increasing because of Trump’s constant hate statements against his political opponents and media including CNN, he chose to blame media for the attempted bomb attacks.

Instead of calling it a pure act of terror, Trump reduced the severity of the violence by blaming the media reporting for it. Earlier in the day, however, Trump had condemned the act of violence, saying the safety of the American people is his highest priority.

A series of explosive devices were sent by unknown people on Wednesday to Trump critics including Clinton, Obama, other Democrats and the office of CNN in the New York City.

Earlier on Monday, a pipe bomb was found in the mailbox of billionaire George Soros who is a staunch supporter of Democrats.

Although none of the bombs exploded, they targeted those who are usually criticized by Trump in his loose speeches and vulgar tweets.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.

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