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President Trump says it's 'unfortunate' that package bomb scare means less political news coverage

Claims scare 'slowing GOP momentum'
Posted: 8:33 AM, Oct 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-26 14:33:39Z

President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that an ongoing serial package bomb scare is "unfortunate" because the news media is "not talking politics" and slowing Republican "momentum" ahead of midterm elections.

"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!" Trump tweeted.

Trump's tweet was his first tweet since two additional package bombs — one addressed for former Director of National Intelligence, one addressed to Sen. Cory Booker — were discovered on Friday morning.

Trump previously called for unity in the face of the bomb scares during an event at the White House on Wednesday, saying that threats of political violence of any kind have "no place in the United States." Since that event, Trump has been more heated in his rhetoric, partly blaming the news media for the attacks.

At least two of the suspicious packages have been addressed to CNN offices.

More on this as it develops.