White House, CNN Engage In War Of Words Over Explosives Packages

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"The president, and especially the White House press secretary, should understand their words matter", said Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. "They don't do that because somebody said nasty things".

Zucker said in a note to employees that CNN was checking its bureaus worldwide, after its NY bureau in the Time Warner Center was evacuated "out of an abundance of caution".

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Sunday accused White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly of having "hissy fits", seizing on reports that Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton recently got into a shouting match over immigration.

Trump has labeled CNN and other news outlets as the "enemy of the people". "America should unite against all political violence", Sanders said on Twitter.

"You know the good news is, I'm being vindicated by that because he's demonstrating his personality now, the way he really is", Scaramucci said of Kelly, referring to his reported spat with Bolton.

The relationship between CNN and the Trump administration has been particularly contentious. Add Trump Administration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Trump Administration news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Trump, during the appearance at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, however, didn't mention CNN or any of the officials targeted by the device.

Hours after what the Secret Service described as "a potentially explosive package" was recovered at CNN's NY offices, similar to the ones sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and George Soros, the head of the network released a statement that pointed the finger at President Trump and his administration. "We in no way condone violence against anyone who works for CNN, or anywhere else".

"Look, there's a big difference between comments made and actions taken", stated the press secretary.

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