"Not at all, no. There is no blame. There is no anything," the President told reporters late Friday afternoon from the White House lawn. He added that the suspect, Cesar Sayoc, merely is "a person that preferred me over others."
Speaking to reporters outside White House, Trump describes #MAGABomber as "a person that preferred me over others."
Ignoring his own encouragement of violence against reporters, he adds, "If you look at what happened to Scalise, that was from a supporter of a different party" pic.twitter.com/oBRiboaGt5
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 26, 2018
The President also claimed he did not see the photos or video of the suspect's van, which is plastered with images of Trump, and photos of Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, with crosshairs over their faces.
Trump went as far as to commend himself, saying he's "been toned down, if you want to know the truth."
"I could really tone it up, because the media has been extremely unfair to me and the Republican Party," President Trump told reporters. "The media has been unbelievably unfair to Republicans & certainly to me."
Q: "Would you yourself pledge to tone down the rhetoric for the next few days?"— CSPAN (@cspan) October 26, 2018
President Trump: "I think I've been toned down, if you want to know the truth. I could really tone it up because as you know the media's been extremely unfair to me and to the Republican Party." pic.twitter.com/ANzytrlCel
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