President Donald Trump led off an opioid bill-signing event at the White House by addressing today’s bomb scares.
Previously, Trump’s only comment on the emergency was his retweeted agreement with Vice President Mike Pence, who condemned the bomb incidents in an online statement. As media outlets and left-wing politicians continue to receive suspicious packages in the mail, Melania Trump began the ceremony by urging the country to “choose kindness over hatred.”
“We cannot tolerate those cowardly attacks and I strongly condemn all those who choose violence,” the First Lady said.
Trump spoke next, saying he has been briefed on the matter by the FBI, and the government is launching an investigation to find the perpetrator. The president also said that the country must be unified in response to the bombing campaign.
“The safety of the American people is my highest and absolute priority…The full weight of our government is being deployed to conduct this investigation and bring those responsible for these despicable acts to justice. We will spare no resources or expense in this effort. And I just want to tell you that 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 I United States of America.”
Trump concluded by touting his “very bipartisan statement,” condemning the “egregious,” “abhorrent” threats, and promising updates as they become available.
Watch above, via Fox Business.
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