Trump echoes Pence on suspicious packages: Despicable

Trump echoes Pence on suspicious packages: Despicable
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE on Wednesday weighed in for the first time on a number of suspicious packages sent to two former Democratic officials and CNN.
 
In a tweet, Trump echoed Vice President Pence's view that the attempted attacks were "despicable." 
 
"I agree wholeheartedly!" Trump wrote.

Trump broke his silence hours after reports of suspected explosive devices sent to former President Obama, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Democrats fear Ohio slipping further away in 2020 Poll: Warren leads Biden in Maine by 12 points MORE and the New York offices of CNN.

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Police are also investigating reports of a suspicious package found at the Florida office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDeborah (Debbie) Wasserman SchultzDeLauro enters race to succeed Lowey as Appropriations chief Democrats walk tightrope in fight over Trump wall funds Parkland father: Twitter did not suspend users who harassed me using name of daughter's killer MORE, the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman.

"We condemn the attempted attacks against fmr Pres Obama, the Clintons, @CNN & others. These cowardly actions are despicable & have no place in this Country. Grateful for swift response of @SecretService, @FBI & local law enforcement. Those responsible will be brought to justice," Pence wrote. 
 
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump and administration officials are monitoring the developments.

"Our condemnation of these [despicable] acts certainly includes threats made to CNN as well as current or former public servants. These cowardly acts are unacceptable and wont be tolerated," she tweeted.

— Updated 12:30 p.m.