After attacks, Trump says he's trying to be nice

Bombs found in mail sent to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

A suspect was arrested and taken in for questioning Friday for the spate of pipe-bombing packages targeting a dozen top Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump, according to CNN.

Pipe bombs were sent to Trump critics including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and to ex-CIA director John Brennan at CNN but didn't explode.

None of the mailed packages exploded and investigators won't yet say whether the bombs were authentically meant to do harm or if they were non-functioning bombs meant to incite terror.

The FBI updated its tally in a tweet Wednesday night. None detonated and no one has been hurt.

"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", Trump tweeted in the hours before Sayoc was taken into custody.

"Any acts or threats of political violence are an attack on our democracy itself". "We must show the world that we are united together in peace and love and harmony as fellow American citizens".

The first crude bomb to be discovered had been delivered Monday to the suburban NY compound of George Soros, a liberal billionaire and major contributor to Democratic causes. The first 10 devices - discovered in New York, Delaware, Florida, California and Washington, D.C. - were shipped to the FBI's Quantico lab for analysis as a bevy of federal agencies and the NYPD continued to search for the suspect behind the packages.

The envelopes, only a few inches long, had typed letters and six stamps that bore no cancellation mark.

Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that the devices, containing timers and batteries, were not rigged to explode upon opening.

The US Secret Service intercepted packages addressed to Obama at his Washington home and to Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee for president, at her home in NY state.

Two packages containing crude explosive devices and addressed to the home of former Vice President Joe Biden were found on a DE street near a Wilmington post office and in New Castle late Wednesday, as LifeZette noted earlier on Thursday.

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Earlier Friday, authorities said suspicious packages addressed to New Jersey Sen.

"By the time Republicans a year ago tried to repeal the law, it had become real, people had benefited", said Brad Woodhouse, executive director of Protect Our Care.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Sayoc (56) in Plantation, Florida and also hauled away a white van plastered with pro-Trump stickers, the slogan "CNN SUCKS" and images of Democratic figures with red crosshairs over their faces.

Several politicians, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, described it as an act of terrorism.

The targets were figures frequently maligned by right-wing critics.

Senate minority leader Charles Schumer, Democrat of NY, on Wednesday accused President Trump of lying after he asserted again - in the face of multiple actions to the contrary - that Republicans would protect people with preexisting health conditions while Democrats would not. "The President, and especially the White House Press Secretary, should understand their words matter. Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that", he said.

Facebook and Twitter haven't detected Chinese meddling in the 2018 elections, company officials said, casting doubt on claims by President Trump that the Asian nation is trying to interfere. The people who were targeted were targeted. Some journalists now travel to Trump rallies with security personnel, for example.

Brennan at an event in Austin, Texas on Wednesday also faulted Trump for frequent inflammatory rhetoric, saying the president "too often has helped incite some of these feelings of anger, if not violence, when he points to acts of violence".

"I'm afraid that has to land back at Donald Trump's doorstep, because for two years now he's been going round calling these people enemies of the state, getting his people to shout lock her up, attacking Barack Obama", Mr Trundle told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer.

Turn on the TV and you're bound to see an ad about health care.

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