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Trump Praises Arrest, Says Americans Must 'Unify'

President addresses mail bomb case
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2018 12:00 PM CDT
President Trump speaks about the arrest in the mail bomb scare at the 2018 Young Black Leadership Summit in the East Room of the White House Friday.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – President Trump on Friday praised the quick arrest of a suspect in the mail bomb case and promised that "swift and certain justice" would follow. "These terrorizing acts are despicable and have no place in our country," Trump said. Speaking soon after authorities announced the arrest of Florida man accused of mailing explosive devices to prominent Democrats, Trump declared that "we must never allow political violence to take root in America," reports NBC News. "We cannot let it happen. I am committed to do everything in my power as president to stop it and stop it now." Americans, he said, "must unify."

As the AP notes, the president's remarks came after he tweeted a complaint about how the media's focus on the incidents were distracting from what he sees as a Republican upswing ahead of the midterms. "Republicans are doing so well in early voting, and at the polls, and now this 'Bomb' stuff happens and the momentum greatly slows — news not talking politics. Very unfortunate, what is going on. Republicans, go out and vote!" (Read more President Trump stories.)

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