U.S. President Donald Trump accused the media’s portrayal of the parcel bomb suspect as trying to score political points against him during a rally in North Carolina.
U.S. President Donald Trump accused the U.S. news media on Friday (October 26) of using reporting on the suspect in least 14 bombs sent to some of his prominent critics to score political points against him.
Hours after a Trump supporter, Cesar Sayoc, was arrested in Florida in the bomb case, Trump told a political rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, that political violence must never be tolerated.
But any major attempt to heal political divisions was quickly set aside as Trump renewed attacks on his usual targets: the news media and his Democratic opponents.
Trump was in Charlotte campaigning for Republican candidates ahead of the hotly contested Nov. 6 U.S. congressional elections, with Republicans are trying to hang on to control of the House of Representatives and the Senate.