All week CNN has been seemingly piling blame on President Trump for the string of suspicious packages that have been delivered to some prominent liberal leaders. It seems every chance the network has, it reminds viewers that the potential victims were all "Trump Targets."
Right, because you have no evidence the person (1) was a supporter of Trump's; (2) was not crazy; or (3) was incited in any reasonable way by Trump's comments. So this is just a BS smear. pic.twitter.com/SE6KdEKj8y— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 25, 2018
Other headlines were just as egregious.
Still, CNN anchors are defending their network and their colleagues. "Nobody's blaming the president," John King said on his program. Jake Tapper offered a similar observation on Twitter.
Actually, the very first thing CNN was evacuate our NYC offices because of a bomb threat.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 25, 2018
And I didn’t hear one CNN employee on TV or privately accuse anyone other than the bomber/s of being responsible for the devices. Not one. https://t.co/Q9w7C26wZ5
Again, though, we have evidence to the contrary. Here was a statement from the CNN chief himself, singling out President Trump and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to suggest their anti-media rhetoric convinced the culprit to mail all those dangerous packages.
Let's start with the first official CNN statement about the bomb-looking devices.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 25, 2018
It blatantly blames Trump for the bombings.
And Sarah Sanders for good measure. pic.twitter.com/RZ0SWLiqt6
So far, suspicious devices have been addressed to the CNN offices and prominent figures and celebrities like President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Robert De Niro, John Brennan, Maxine Waters, James Clapper, and Cory Booker. Thankfully, not one of the 12 suspicious devices has detonated. Trump did tweet something about the mainstream media needing to take responsibility for the current "anger" in this country. But, for what it's worth, he did condemn the dangerous deliveries.
"No nation can succeed that tolerates violence or the threat of violence as a method of political intimidation,” he said at a rally in Wisconsin.