President Trump and First Lady Melania Condemn 'Cowardly' Package Bomb Attacks

President Trump and First Lady Melania Condemn 'Cowardly' Package Bomb Attacks
President Donald Trump kisses first lady Melania Trump after she spoke at an event on the opioid crisis, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Hours after a series of package bombs addressed to prominent Democrats and CNN’s New York newsroom were intercepted in Washington, New York, and Florida, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump strongly condemned those who would send threatening packages to politicians.

The president and first lady made their comments at the White House on Wednesday before delivering remarks and signing legislation aimed at fighting opioid addiction.

“We cannot tolerate those cowardly attacks, and I strongly condemn all who choose violence,” Melania Trump said at the White House event.

President Trump said: “The safety of the American people is my highest and absolute priority.”

I have just concluded a briefing with the FBI, the Department of Justice, the Dept. of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Secret Service. As we speak, the packages are being inspected by top explosive experts and a major federal investigation is now underway. The full weight of our government is being deployed to conduct this investigation and bring those responsible for these despicable acts to justice. We will spare no resources or expense in this effort.

And I just want to tell you that in these times, we have to unify. We have to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable  message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind has no place in the United States of America.

This egregious conduct is abhorrent to everything we hold dear and sacred as Americans. My administration will provide updates as they become available. And I just want to thank everyone for their understanding.

We’re extremely angry, upset, unhappy with this, this morning, and we will get to the bottom of it.