Suspected pipe bombs continued to be received by high-profile individuals Thursday, as the political rhetoric surrounding the incident ratcheted up. Donald Trump, who called for unity in remarks Wednesday night, sent a tweet this morning again pointing the finger at the mainstream media for causing “a very big part of the anger we see today in our society.”
You can see Trump’s tweet below.
Meanwhile, actor Robert De Niro and former Vice President Joe Biden received suspected explosive devices Thursday morning.
“Two suspicious packages addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and another found sent to Robert De Niro at his office in downtown Manhattan are similar to the pipe bombs sent to political and media figures in the past few days, according to the FBI,” NBC News reports. “One package addressed to Biden was discovered at a postal facility in New Castle, Delaware, and another was found at a postal facility in Wilmington, Delaware, officials said. They suspected Wednesday that a package addressed to Biden was somewhere within the postal system.”
NBC News adds: “A building worker in New York called authorities around 4 a.m. about the package addressed to De Niro, an official said. The employee called because after seeing news reports about other pipe bombs, he remembered seeing the suspicious package a day or two earlier, the official said.”
Here’s this morning’s tweet from Trump …