President Trump, Melania, and Pence Respond After Multiple Bombs Sent to Prominent Democrats

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October 24, 2018Oct 24, 2018

The news broke on Wednesday morning that packages containing potential explosive devices were sent to the Clintons, the Obamas, and CNN. The Secret Service intercepted the packages sent to the former presidents.

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At this time, officials are investigating the incident. It's not currently clear if the packages were full-fledged bombs.

"The security scare comes after an explosive device was found in the mailbox of liberal billionaire George Soros, though it's unclear if any of the incidents are related. CNN employees also said Wednesday that they were being evacuated from their New York office, after reports of a suspicious package at the Time Warner Center," reported Fox News.

Routine mail screening checks found the packages. The Clintons and the Obamas were never in danger of receiving the packages.

Vice President Mike Pence responded to the violence. He issued a statement on Twitter after the news broke.

He wrote, "We condemn the attempted attacks against fmr Pres Obama, the Clintons, @CNN & others. These cowardly actions are despicable & have no place in this Country. Grateful for swift response of @SecretService, @FBI & local law enforcement. Those responsible will be brought to justice."

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Later, President Trump retweeted the statement, adding his agreement. He added, "I agree wholeheartedly."

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First Lady Melania Trump's spokeswoman also released a statement. Just like Pence and Trump, she condemned the actions of the person mailing the bombs.

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After news broke about the packages sent to the Clintons, Obama, and CNN, news broke about several other packages. Packages were also sent to the offices of Kamala Harris, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former AG Eric Holder, and Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo. 

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