Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

Articles by Nichole

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused CNN of referring to President Trump and his supporters as “evil” “day-in, day-out” when a reporter asked if Trump calling Democrats “evil” was an appropriate insult following the targeted pipe bomb deliveries to Democrats and CNN this week.

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Hillary Clinton responded to reports that an explosive device was mailed to her and President Bill Clinton’s private home on Wednesday by thanking the Secret Service and encouraging those gathered to elect candidates who will “bring our country together.”

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called the potential explosive devices sent to the Obamas, Clintons and other public officials and media outlets on Wednesday “attempted acts of domestic terrorism” and joined the White House in condemning the act.

“I stand with all Americans in condemning today’s attempted acts of domestic terrorism. As we continue to learn more, Americans are united in gratitude for the first responders — the Secret Service, the Postal Service, and other law enforcement — who protect our leaders and public figures from such unconscionable acts,” he said in a statement.