CNN President Jeff Zucker rips Trump, Sarah Sanders after explosive device received

CNN President Jeff Zucker rips Trump, Sarah Sanders after explosive device received

The White House has accused the CNN of dividing America as the news network criticised the Trump administration for a "total and complete lack of understanding" of the seriousness of its attacks on the media following the discovery of an explosive package sent to CNN's New York City office.

On Fox and Friends on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders spoke about President Trump's rally last night and the many devices and suspicious packages mailed to prominent administration critics and foes this week. "Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that", he said.

Police say an envelope containing a live explosive and "some kind" of white powder was sent to the network's headquarters at the Time Warner Center in midtown Manhattan forcing an evacuation. It was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, a commentator on MSNBC - not CNN - who is frequently critical of Trump.


"I think it is absolutely disgraceful that one of the first public statements we heard from CNN yesterday put the blame and responsibility of this despicable act on this president and on me personally", Sanders said on Fox News.

Sanders released a statement earlier Wednesday saying the "cowards" responsible for the packages would be brought to justice. "It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description".

"There's a big difference between comments made and actions taken", Mrs. Sanders said. He's "an intentional liar" who uses "a methodology of mistruth" with the aim of unsettling the mainstream media and the political left.


Trump has had a tense relationship with the media dating back to his presidential campaign and extending into his tenure in the White House. "The president is certainly not responsible for sending suspicious packages to someone, no more than [Sen.] Bernie Sanders was responsible for a supporter of his shooting up a Republican baseball field practice past year".

During the CNN interview, Scaramucci was asked if he considers Trump a liar.

Veteran journalist and Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward in his book "Fear" reported that Kelly often vented to colleagues about Trump, calling the president "unhinged" and "an idiot".


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