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Despite the president’s theatrical tweets, authorities arrest a mail-bombing suspect.

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On Friday morning, authorities in Florida announced they had arrested a suspect in connection with the wave of attempted bombings that have targeted prominent Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump.

MSNBC identified the suspect as Florida resident Cesar Sayoc Jr.

Trump was briefed about the bombing by chief of staff. 

Earlier, at 3:14 AM eastern standard time, President Trump tweeted:

Later in the morning, the president tweeted:

Trump’s complaint that he’s being criticized for not being “presidential” seems particularly ironic. After all, it’s hard to think of a less presidential response to the current moment than Trump’s  own actions: responding to terrorist threats made against your opponents by claiming to be the true victim.