Jesse Watters called out the left for attempting to make President Trump an "accessory" in the targeting of prominent Democrats with package bombs.

A nationwide manhunt is underway for the serial bomber who sent devices to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, liberal billionaire George Soros, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and others.

At a rally on Wednesday, Trump called for unity and said the media has a responsibility to set a civil tone and stop the "endless hostility."


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On "The Five" on Thursday, Watters agreed with Trump's claim that the media has played a significant role in creating the tense political climate, adding that some Democratic lawmakers also have added fuel to the fire with their heated rhetoric.

He noted that after Trump called for unity on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the president's words "ring hollow' because he has repeatedly "condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions."

"What the left is doing now is they're trying to make Donald Trump an accessory to these attempted mail bombings, and say, 'You're an accessory, and therefore you need to stop attacking the media and you need to stop attacking Democrats before the midterm elections," Watters said. "And I don't think he has a responsibility to do that."

He acknowledged that Trump sometimes talks "too tough" and goes over the line, but the media often sees his remarks in the worst possible light.

"Both sides need to look in the mirror, especially the media."

Watch the full "Five" discussion below.


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