President Trump's disdain for CNN is not bound by business hours: The president dashed off a short tweet criticizing the network at 2:48am Friday, deleted it, then followed up with a more complete one at 3:14am, per ABC News: "Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs and ridiculously comparing this to September 11th and the Oklahoma City bombing, yet when I criticize them they go wild and scream, 'it’s just not Presidential!'" he wrote. The tweet came after a stretch during which Trump and his critics traded blame for creating the atmosphere in which 10 explosive devices were sent to prominent Democrats.
For example, Trump said that "a very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media," while former CIA chief and frequent CNN guest John Brennan told the president to "stop blaming others" and "look in the mirror." And CNN President Jeff Zucker complained of a "total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media." Trump's defenders included Ted Cruz, who accused Democrats of being blinded by "Trump Derangement Syndrome," per the New York Times. Some on the right even speculate that Trump's enemies are behind the mail bombs. (The investigation, meanwhile, is focusing on a sprawling mail facility in Florida.)