Packages of potentially explosive devices were sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and CNN's offices in Manhattan as law enforcement agencies monitored other sites for possible threats.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump called on politicians on Wednesday not to question the moral character of their opponents. They used a rally in Wisconsin to demand a more civilian policy for hours after a series of suspicious packages had been sent to Democrats and the media.
"No nation can succeed in tolerating violence," Trump said, interrupting the script from his usually high-pitched rallies to discuss the packages. "The language of moral condemnation and destructive routine, these are arguments and disagreements that must stop, those who work in the political arena must stop treating political opponents as morally flawed."
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"The media also have the responsibility to set a civil tone and stop the endless hostility and constant negative and often false attacks and stories," Trump told the audience. "You have to stop."
The president's remarks interrupted the usual, natural flow to every gathering.
Trump routinely criticizes the "fake news" media, the "obstructionist" Democrats, and remains silent while followers of Hillary Clinton "shut them down."
On Wednesday, hours before a Trump rally in Wisconsin, several of the president's verbally punched punching bags became targets of very real threats.
A number of suspicious devices, including pipe bombs, were sent to prominent Democrats and others to the country and to New York's office of CNN. Former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton received threats. Packages were also sent to the Deputies Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the liberal philanthropist George Soros and the Californian Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
Everyone has attracted the wrath of Trump and everyone has found their way into his speeches and Twitter feed over the years.
What will the President's message on Wednesday night in Wisconsin be under the violence that New York officials call a terrorist act?
"I hope this is a wake-up call and changes the rhetoric," said Jacob Neiheisel, associate professor of political science at the University of Buffalo. "But I do not know if it works."
Neiheisel said that although it is likely that the person behind the attack was suffering from some kind of mental illness, it is not difficult to link the divisions in the country, to hear the President's attacks on these individuals and them to be considered as a call to action.
"It does not take much for anyone to hear that rhetoric and lead them too far," he said. "This is a wake-up call for all, you do not know who will hear your words and it will be an invitation."
President Donald Trump vows that "acts or threats against political violence in the United States have no place." He spoke after several reports about suspicious devices to Democrats, media companies, and prominent people. (24th October)
The president's rhetoric has been ignited since announcing his candidacy for the president.
Trump's career as a conservative politician began when he demanded Obama's birth certificate and helped spread a conspiracy that the president was not born in America. He continued the attacks and accused the former president of the country's problems, including the fact that Obama "founded" ISIS.
CNN was also a frequent target of Trump's "Fake News" carbs. Last year, the president saved a video of himself attacking a person with a CNN logo on their faces. A "CNN sucks" song also erupted at a rally on Monday.
"Lock-up" votes were a constant at nearly every meeting at the mention of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who voted against Trump in 2016 election.
Trump, before signing the opioid abuse bill during a White House ceremony, promised to "get to the bottom of" who sent the packages and why. He also had a message of unity.
"I just want to tell you that we need to band together in these times," said Trump. "We need to band together and send a very clear, strong, unequivocal message that there is no room for any kind of violence or any kind of political violence in the United States."
But some said the lulled rhetoric would not last.
"People have been wondering for years about whether the president would change or weaken his rhetoric, but the time is up, but we've seen that's not going to happen," said Gregory Shufeldt, professor of political science at Butler University , "We are two years in the Trump presidency and that shows us that nothing will change."
Shufeldt said that if Trump did not target the Democrats or the media Wednesday, it would only be a temporary shift. He said this incident could replicate the reaction to the congressional baseball game last summer, where a single attacker aimed at Republican lawmakers. There were brief calls for unity, which were drowned over time.
"This tour was about gathering its base, and the president knows the issues he needs to address," Shufeldt said. "The cynic in me says yes, maybe there will be a short push for courtesy, but that will quickly lead to tribalism again."
Some of the President's critics quickly linked Wednesday's planned attacks with the President's rhetoric and called for a change.
Arizona GOP Senator Jeff Flake said the president should stop calling the media "enemy" or abusing political opponents.
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" Words Matter, "said Flake CNN. "If he would strike a more civilian tone, it would help … We all need to pay attention to the rhetoric we use, people will listen to them and follow them … Those of us in office must keep that in mind now too high. "
He said he hoped the president would heed his own advice and unify the country.
CNN chief Jeff Zucker also criticized the White House for a "complete and total lack of understanding" of the seriousness of its attacks on the media when its network's New York office was evacuated for five hours on Wednesday after the discovery of an explosive [19659008DemocraticMPBennieThompsoncalledonthepresidenttosegregatethepoliticaldivisions
"To be clear, these targeted attacks were terrorist acts, and we must fight against these terror and hate forces, no matter what source they come from," said the Mississippi Congresswoman. "Given the partisan nature of these attacks, it's time for the president to stop his incessant political attacks and condone violence, including in the press."
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