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Witcover: Trump doubles down against the embattled news media

Witcover: Trump doubles down against the embattled news media

After a brief call for more civility in response to the flurry of bombs sent to past and current Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump still clings to his campaign against the press as "the enemy of the people."

His initial response Wednesday at the White House offered the minimum of what was necessary to say about the threats against presidential predecessors Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, also targeted, and Barack Obama.

"In these times, we have to unify," Mr. Trump said, "We have to come together and send on very clear, strong unmistakable message, that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States...

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