President Donald Trump suggested a string of mail bombs sent to his most prominent critics was a “false flag” event intended to hurt Republicans in the midterm elections — and social media users were horrified.
Trump tweeted Thursday the “fake news” media was to blame for rising anger in politics, and he lashed out early Friday morning at CNN after the network was targeted by one suspicious package.
He then complained that his Twitter follower account was dwindling before floating a conspiracy theory about the mail bombs, shortly after two more were intercepted on their way to Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and former director of national intelligence James Clapper.
Republicans are doing so well in early voting, and at the polls, and now this “Bomb” stuff happens and the momentum greatly slows – news not talking politics. Very unfortunate, what is going on. Republicans, go out and vote!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2018
Other Twitter users bashed the president’s focus on his own political fortunes, rather than his opponents targeted in the terror campaign.
lmao dude at least pretend to care https://t.co/YCa0jrJlZ9
— 👻low voter turnout💀 (@JordanUhl) October 26, 2018
Trump's over here coming out harder against Twitter for removing a bunch of automated bot/zombie accounts from his follow list than he came out against the person sending bombs all over the country to his political enemies
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) October 26, 2018