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Overview

Whilst the ageing Donald Trump may seem to be a unpresidential clown or buffoon, he is in fact one of the most effective practitioners of persuasive populist rhetoric the political world has seen in a very long time. His speeches are marked by: a triumph of inarticulacy His spelling and grammar are disastrous, he contradicts himself, trails into incoherence, never sounds dignified or recognisably presidential. His instinct for racially charged ideas, such as at his at a rally for his republican presidential campaign in Phoenix in 2015, He helped fuel the climate of hatred in general and racism in particular.

Background and motivation

The accused man was said to be a hard line Donald Trump supporter and a hatter of democracy, but most this informations was hearsay and a few doubiose police leaks. 

The type of letter bomb used

The type of letter bomb used was a rudimentary type of pipe bomb, sent in the post. 

The list of victims

Here is a list of the victims of the October 2018 political letter bombings in the continental USA: 

Victims of the October 2018 political letter bombings in the continental USA
Name. Date(s). Job. Location(s). Political Alignment. Injured or dead.
The staff of the CNN HQ, Atlanta, Florida. October 28 A TV station. Intercespted by staff at an Alanta sorting office. Staff and building unharmed.
Andrew Cuomo October 24. New York Governor. N\A in New York State. Democrat. Unharmed.
Barack Obama October 24. Former president and ex-Illinois politician. Washington, D.C. Democrat. Unharmed.
Hillary Clinton October 23. Ex-Presidential candidate and ex-New York politician Chappaqua, New York. Democrat. Unharmed.
John O. Brennan (misspelled as "Brenan"). October 24 senior national security and intelligence analyst for MSNBC and NBC News and former CIA director CNN's mail room in the Time Warner Center in New York City. Unharmed.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (sent Eric Holder's one due to a wrong address). October 24 Florida congresswoman and former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. N\A, Florida Unharmed.
Eric J. Holder Jr. October 24 U.S. Attorney General N\A, Florida Unharmed.
Robert De Niro October 25 Actor and activist An addressed at Tribeca Productions, New York City.  Unharmed.
George Soros October 22. Banker and financier Bedford, New York Unharmed.
Maxine Waters. Twice on October 24. Congresswoman One failed to get past the U.S. Postal Service facility in South Central Los Angeles. The other was in N\A, Maryland. Unharmed.
Joe Biden (whose full name, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., was used) Twice on October 25. Former Vice President One in New Castle, Delaware. The other failed to get past the U.S. Postal Service facility in Wilmington due to a wrong address. Unharmed.
James R. Clapper Jr. October 26 Former National Intelligence Director and CNN commentator. CNN’s Midtown Manhattan address, New York City. Unharmed.
Cory A. Booker October 26 Junior United States Senator N\A, Florida Democrat Unharmed.
(Rumore) Donald J. Trump (fake device.) (Rumore) October 24 America's President N\A, Washington, D.C.   Republican Unharmed.
(Rumore) Danny Devito Jr. (fake device.) (Rumore) October 24 Actor and filmmaker. N\A, New Jersey Unharmed.
Kamala Harris  October 24 Senitor San Diego, California Democrat Unharmed.
Tom Steyer   October 26 and November 3 American billionaire hedge fund manager, philanthropist, environmentalist and activist. Founder of the environmental group NextGen Climate. N\A, California, thecond being intersepted by the FBI. Democrat Unharmed.
The staff of the San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, California October 24 A news paper. The paper's offices, San Diego, California. Staff and building unharmed.
The staff of the Time Warner Center,  Midtown Manhattan, New York City. October 27. A office, tourist attraction and media centre. Columbus Circle,  Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Staff and building unharmed.

Investigations

New York City Police Department's Head of Intelligence and Counter-terrorism, John Miller, had stated that all the confirmed rudimentary pipe bombs appeared to come from the same person or persons behind the attacks.

The onnly offical suspect, Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56, of Aventura, Florida, just north of Miami; was arrested by local police on October 26. He claimed to be affiliated with Seminoles, but tribe disavowed any connection with him.

Responses

Donald Trump condemned pipe bombings on October 24. 

CNN accused Donald Trump of creating a toxic atmosphere with his rhetoric and makeing extremist actions against the opposition seam cool and justified on October 24.

Donald Trump then accused CNN of bias and being unfair via his twitter feed on October 26.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on October 27: "The situation at the Time Warner Center was clearly an act of terror attempting to undermine our free press and intimidate New Yorkers but the people of this city have shown time and again that they stand up in the face of terror."

Aftermath

After some initial political backbiting by local and national legislators, it was largely ignored beyond public concern and increased local\state police vigilance.

Also see

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