CNN's Jeff Zucker Rips President Trump, White House After Bomb Threats

CNN president Jeff Zucker criticized President Trump's statements regarding suspicious packages sent to the network's New York offices as well as to several top Democratic politicians on Wednesday.

In a Wednesday afternoon Tweet, Zucker said that President Trump and White House Secretary Sarah Saunders had a "complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media."

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Zucker's tweet was posted after Trump called "abhorrent" suspected bomb packages sent to CNN's New York offices as well as to political figures including Bill and Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, democratic donor George Soros, and Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Maxine Waters. "We have to come together and send one, very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America," Trump said. 

Trump however, never mentioned CNN --which he has criticized often during his Presidency -- in his remarks.  

Earlier in the day, the White House, Vice President Mike Pence and several other politicians released statements condemning the suspected attacks. 


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