Trump Blames Bombs For Slowing GOP Midterm Momentum

on October 19, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona.
MESA, AZ - OCTOBER 19: President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd of supporters during a rally at the International Air Response facility on October 19, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona. President Trump is holding rallies in Ar... MESA, AZ - OCTOBER 19: President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd of supporters during a rally at the International Air Response facility on October 19, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona. President Trump is holding rallies in Arizona, Montana and Nevada, campaigning for Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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President Donald Trump called the attempted bombings “unfortunate” on Friday, but not because of the many lives possibly endangered by the domestic terrorism — instead, because he thinks the coverage is dampening Republicans’ midterm enthusiasm.

Trump’s shift in tone from initial, short-lived condolences to blaming the media to now implying that the bombs are some kind of Democratic midterm boon is not wholly unexpected.

Some on the far-right have been painting the attempted bombings as conspiracies for days, accusing Democrats of planting the explosive devices among their own as a devious tactic to rile up sympathy and passion before the elections.

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