‘At least pretend to care’: The internet pounds Trump for floating 'depraved' conspiracy theories about mail bombs
Trump at Alabama Rally (Photo: Screen capture)

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.

Other Twitter users bashed the president's focus on his own political fortunes, rather than his opponents targeted in the terror campaign.