After Trump Calls for Unity, Pelosi and Schumer Criticize Him After Bomb Packages Sent to Dems, CNN

In response to suspected bomb packages being to multiple high-profile Democrats and CNN’s New York bureau, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) released a joint statement bashing President Donald Trump.

They both first praised law enforcement for their “work to counter the outrageous mail bomb attacks.”

“We listened with great interest to the president’s remarks this afternoon,” the statement continued. “[…] President Trump’s words ring hollow until he reveres his statements that condone acts of violence.”

The statement pointed to Trump’s past rhetoric aimed at the media and others:

Time and time again, the President has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions: expressing support for the Congressman who body-slammed a reporter, the neo-Nazis who killed a young woman in Charlottesville, his supporters at rallies who get violent with protesters, dictators around the world who murder their own citizens, and referring to the press as the enemy of the people.

The initial remarks that the statement was referring to were comments made by both the president and first lady Melania Trump regarding the suspicious bomb packages, which the pair stated at a previously scheduled event.

“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.

“We cannot tolerate those cowardly attacks, and I strongly condemn all who choose violence,” the first lady said. “I’m grateful to the Secret Service, as well as the local and federal law enforcement for all they do on a daily basis to keep us safe and encourage people across the country to choose kindness over hatred.”

Their comments were in addition to the statement that the White House released, in which it characterized the incidents as “terrorizing acts.”

Responses

  1. why didn’t these devils condemn the harassment against politicians on the right, some with their families, in restaurants and other places ? These diaper wetting democrat devils will someday reap what they do to others!

  2. If President Trump cured cancer, the Democrats would cry how he took their cancer from them….get a life Phoenix

  3. Bevis Pelosi and Butthead Schumer will never give POTUS any credit for anything. They’ve lost all ability to be fair and objective.

  4. Someone had to do it, if for nothing else, the optics.

    By attacking and refusing Trump’s overtures Shmuck and Lugosi make anything they say about bipartisanship and toning down the rhetoric/violence into lies.

  5. At this point, him asking for unity is as disingenuous as it would be for someone like Maxine Waters to start calling for unity today. While he is not alone in tactics, to say he encouraged unity prior to this would be a lie.

    If his tune stayed this way for more than, you know, a DAY then I’ll happily start to feel differently, but for now I’m skeptical.

    1. So far, the President is one of the only people in D.C. TO call for unity. We’ve had Maxie Waters and her inciting of violence, Hillary Clinton saying that civility is dead until the left is back in power, Holder say when they go low ( which we don’t do anyway), we kick ’em, Nancy Pelosi say that if people don’t toe the leftist agenda, they may become collateral damage, and so be it, Tim Kaine calling for fighting in the street. On the other hand, Trump has denounced all of it. Get real…

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