In his first reaction to the potential explosive devises found outside the the homes of former President Barack Obam and 2016 Democratic Presidential challenger Hillary Clinton, the US President Donald Trump has termed as “abhorrent” the sending of “suspicious packages” , asserting that threats of political violence have no place in America.
“In these times we have to unify, 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 at a White House event on the opioid crisis.
Earlier, Trump was briefed by officials from the FBI, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and the US Secret Service. “This egregious conduct is abhorrent to everything we hold dear and sacred as Americans,” Trump said.
As reports two “potential explosive devices” sent to the homes of Obama and Clinton were intercepted and proactively detonated in what New York police called an attempted terrorist attack.
Explosives were also found in a package sent to the US news network CNN, after which Time Warner building in New York City, where the CNN bureau is located, was evacuated, the US Secret Service said.