Trump lashes out at CNN in 3am tweet accusing news channel of ‘blaming him’ for US bomb scares

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference on trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Oct. 1, 2018, in Washington. (VOA Credit)

Donald Trump has again lashed out at the press while US authorities investigate a spate of attempted bomb attacks in which live devices were sent to CNN and prominent Democrats, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George Soros and Robert De Niro.

In a tweet posted at 3.14am, Mr Trump said it was “funny” how news organisations can criticise him, yet when he does the same they “go wild and scream ‘it’s just not presidential’”.

The discovery of an explosive device prompted the evacuation of CNN’s offices in New York on Wednesday. A second scare on Thursday evening saw another partial evacuation.

Mr Trump has already condemned the attacks, telling a political rally in Wisconsin on Wednesday his administration would conduct “an aggressive investigation”, and posted a video statement on Twitter.

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