Sanders: 'Disgraceful' for CNN Exec to Try to Blame Pres. Trump for Suspicious Packages
2 more packages sent to Biden, De Niro.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called CNN's president "disgraceful" Thursday after he blamed President Trump for suspicious packages being sent to the network and to prominent Democrats like Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
On Thursday morning, a ninth package was discovered - addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden - shortly after another package was sent to actor Robert De Niro's Manhattan restaurant.
The FBI said Wednesday that seven suspicious packages addressed to prominent Democratic figures over the last three days containing crude “potentially destructive devices.”
The package sent to CNN's New York City headquarters Wednesday forced the evacuation of the newsroom, prompting the network's president, Jeff Zucker, to condemn Trump's attacks on the media.
Statement from CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker: pic.twitter.com/OXyIT6oSLT
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) October 24, 2018
The parcel was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, who works at NBC News, not CNN.
Sanders said on "Fox & Friends" it was "absolutely disgraceful that one of the first public statements we heard from CNN was to put the blame and the responsibility of this despicable act on the president and on me personally."
.@realDonaldTrump asked Americans “to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the USA” Yet you chose to attack and divide. America should unite against all political violence. https://t.co/Dlo3xwHyKi
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) October 25, 2018
"The person that is responsible for this is the person who made and created and put these suspicious packages in the hands of innocent American citizens," she said.
Sanders emphasized that President Trump is condemning this action and calling on all Americans "to come together."
Trump tweeted Thursday morning that the "fake news" media is fueling anger among Americans.
A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News. It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2018
Watch the interview above.