Trump Attacks Liberal Donor, Package Bomb Target Tom Steyer After Criticism

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: Hedge fund billionaire and Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer speaks during a town hall event at a hotel in Times Square,  January 29, 2018 in New York City. Steyer is the founder of the ‘Need To Impeach’ initiative and is the largest individual donor in Democratic politics. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked the liberal billionaire and political donor Tom Steyer on Twitter following an appearance by Steyer on CNN’s “State of the Union.” On CNN, Steyer had condemned the “atmosphere that [Trump] has created, and that the Republican Party has created, in terms of political violence.”

Steyer was reportedly one of several intended targets of the alleged package bomber Cesar Sayoc, whose devotion to Trump — and hatred of the President’s opponents — was made clear on social media and his meme-covered van. None of Sayoc’s targets were hurt by the bombs, which did not detonate and were either intercepted in transit or recovered by bomb squads.

In the same interview, Steyer denounced a since-deleted tweet by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as a seemingly “straight-up anti-Semitic move.”

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