Trump blasts CNN in 3 a.m. tweet, accuses media of ‘blaming’ him in bomb scare

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE early Friday morning lashed out at the media, accusing them of “blaming” him for the series of bombs and suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats. 

In a 3 a.m. tweet, Trump hit “lowly rated CNN” days after its New York newsroom was evacuated.

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“Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs and ridiculously comparing this to September 11th and the Oklahoma City bombing, yet when I criticize them they go wild and scream, ‘it’s just not Presidential!’” Trump tweeted.

A suspicious package was delivered Wednesday to the CNN mailroom addressed to former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanFederal prosecutor looking into Brennan's role in Russian interference findings: report FISA court's rebuke of the FBI: It broke or ignored the rules and our rights Where was American counterintelligence? MORE, a frequent Trump critic who works as a senior national intelligence analyst for NBC and MSNBC.

It was one of several bombs and suspicious packages addressed to prominent Democrats that were seized this week, including packages addressed to former President Obama, Bill and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton Democrats plot new approach to win over rural voters The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Rosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts MORE, former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderParties to wage census battle with outside groups Welcome to third-world democracy and impeachment Uber settles sexual harassment charges for .4 million MORE and Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersGearing up for a chaotic year on K Street Maxine Waters: Republicans 'shielding' Trump 'going to be responsible for dragging us to war' Green says House shouldn't hold impeachment articles indefinitely MORE (D-Calif.).

All of the targets have been frequent targets of Trump attacks. He regularly attacks CNN and rips the cable network as “fake news.”

CNN President Jeff Zucker lashed out at Trump and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the wake of the bomb scare for their sustained attacks toward the press.

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale on Wednesday apologized for an email the campaign sent earlier in the day criticizing CNN.

The email, sent after CNN was evacuated, slammed the network and featured a "media accountability survey," which purported to help fight "fake news' attacks" and "bias against hardworking Americans."

Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law and senior adviser to his reelection campaign, signed the email.

Parscale said in a statement to CNN that the email "unfortunately was a pre-programmed, automated message that was not caught before the news broke."

"We apologize for this," he added. "We in no way condone violence against anyone who works for CNN, or anyone else."

Trump and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump beefs up impeachment defense with Dershowitz, Starr Trump welcomes LSU to the White House: 'Go Tigers' The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial MORE also condemned the packages ahead of a planned bill signing at the White House on Wednesday.

“I just want to tell you that in these times, we have to unify. We have to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America,” President Trump said.

"We are extremely angry, upset, unhappy about what we witnessed this morning and we will get to the bottom of it," he added.

The president, however, then accused the media and his opponents for the current political climate.

"Those engaged in the political arena must stop treating political opponents as being morally defective," he said. "The language of moral condemnation and destructive routines, these are arguments and disagreements that have to stop."

Less than 24 hours after the pipe bombs were discovered, calls for unity on handling the issue seemed to have disappeared, with Democrats and Republicans pointing fingers at each other for creating the political climate that has taken a violent turn.