Multiple news outlets are identifying 56-year-old Cesar Altieri Sayoc as the suspect of a string of “suspected explosive devices” sent to a number of prominent Democrats.
Shortly after Sayoc’s arrest in South Florida, President Trump addressed the arrest while speaking to the Young Black Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. Friday morning
“These terrorizing acts are despicable and have no place in our country,” told the crowd.
The young black conservatives cheered when Trump promised “swift and certain justice” for the bomber.
“We must never allow political violence to take root in America,” the president warned. “Cannot let it happen. And I’m committed to doing everything in my power as president to stop it. And to stop it now.”
“Thank you!” someone in the audience yelled as cheers erupted again.
"The bottom line is that Americans must unify. We must show the world that we are united together in peace and love and harmony as fellow American citizens. There is no country like our country and every day we are showing the world just how truly great we are," he also said.
It was not the response CNN appeared to demand Trump give yesterday when they wrote a caption that read: “Trump Has No Plans to Claim Any Personal Responsibility for Inciting Serial Bomber,” according to NewsBusters.
Some media outlets identified Sayoc as Native American. According to CNN, he has had a string of arrests going back 25 years or more involving theft, drugs, battery, and fraud. He was also arrested in Miami for a "threat to bomb" in 2002, long before Trump entered the political arena.
Video footage of the suspect’s van showed it covered in what appeared to be political stickers.
Multiple people on Twitter claimed to have taken photos of the van on a previous day. The van in the Twitter photos is covered in pro-Trump, anti-Democrat stickers and appears to be the same vehicle connected to Sayoc, judging by the number of similar stickers and replacement.
Three more suspicious packages were discovered on Friday.
According to Bloomberg, a suspicious package addressed to Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-N.J.) office was found in Florida. The package is said to resemble the others.
The same is true of a package sent to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who served during the Obama administration. It was found at a New York City post office and was addressed to Clapper at CNN headquarter’s address, much like the one sent to CNN earlier this week with former CIA Director John Brennan’s name on it.
Shortly before noon, news broke that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) had received a suspicious package at her Sacramento, California office. A package discovered near her building — which also houses the San Diego Union-Tribune — earlier this week did not appear to contain a pipe bomb.
Billionaire Democrat donor George Soros, former President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), former Vice President Joe Biden, and Hollywood actor Robert De Niro have also received similar packages.
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