The worst aspect of America’s bomb scares? Their air of inevitability | Jill Abramson

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President Trump’s reckless rhetoric towards opponents has helped stoke this hideously violent time in politics

This week, pipe bombs were sent to prominent Democrats including George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. CNN also received one in the mail. Sadly, none of this was really that shocking. The news had an air of inevitability, being the culmination of what has been a hideously violent time in our political culture. Poison is coursing through the US body politic. Violence permeates political dialogue and sometimes erupts at political events.

The shocking thing is that some of the violence has been endorsed by the president himself.

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