On Monday, President Donald Trump accused the media of creating “great anger” among the people after a series of violent incidents this week including a spate of mail bombs and a shooting that killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
CNBC reported that Trump in a pair of tweets stated that the “Fake News Media” is “the true Enemy of the People,” reviving a derisive term for the press less than a week after an explosive device was mailed to CNN’s New York City offices.
“There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“That will do much to put out the flame of Anger and Outrage and we will then be able to bring all sides together in Peace and Harmony,” he added.
CNN said another suspicious package had been intercepted in Atlanta on Monday morning. On Friday, Police arrested a suspect in the package bombings, which also targeted a number of prominent Democrats.
The tweets criticizing the media were among several punchy messages Trump sent on Monday.
Trump called Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum a “thief” in another tweet, and in a fourth message, he said a caravan of immigrants headed through Mexico to the U.S. border represented “an invasion” of the country.