President Donald Trump said the “full weight” of the federal government is seeking to find and punish those responsible for building and sending explosive devices to current and former Democratic lawmakers.
“The safety of the American people is my highest … priority,” he said, adding that top explosives experts are examining each device.
The president — who routinely calls Democrats, an “angry mob” and “evil” — then called for national unity.
“We will get to the bottom of it,” Trump said at the start of an event that will culminate with him signing anti-opioid legislation.
Trump on Suspicious Packages: ‘We Have to Unify’
Before her husband’s comments, first lady Melania Trump said “we can not tolerate those cowardly attacks and I strongly condemn all who choose violence.”
“We have to unify,” he said.
Former President Barack Obama, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Democratic mega-donor George Soros, former Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Rep. Maxine Watters, D-Fla., and CNN all received suspicious packages.
All have been sharply criticized by the president. White House officials have declined to address any connection between Trump’s words and any motivation behind the explosive-laden packages.