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Trump Faults Media for Political Hostility After CNN Bomb Scare

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump criticized the media for disseminating “needless hostility” and “false attacks” in a response to the discovery on Wednesday of suspected pipe bombs addressed to CNN and several prominent Democrats.

"The media also has a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and
constant negative and oftentimes false attacks,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin.

Trump’s has criticized the press since he began his campaign for the presidency in 2015. He has repeatedly declared media organizations the “enemy of the people.”

On Wednesday, after his offices in New York were evacuated, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker, whose network has been repeatedly attacked by Trump as “fake news,” laid the blame at Trump’s feet.

“There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media,” Zucker said in a statement.

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