Crowd chants 'fake news,' 'CNN sucks' amid Trump calls for unity

President TrumpDonald TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul MORE’s attacks on “fake polls” were met with shouts of “fake news” and “CNN sucks” during his remarks at the Young Black Leadership Summit.

Trump started his remarks by making a call for national unity in light of explosive devices being sent to Democrats and former intelligence officials.

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“The bottom line is that Americans must unify. We must show the world that we are united together in peace and love and harmony as fellow American citizens. There is no country like our country and every day we are showing the world just how truly great we are,” the president said. 

However, after attacking what he called “fake polls,” members of the crowd responded by shouting “fake news” and “CNN sucks.”

The comments come after Florida resident Cesar Sayoc Jr. was arrested in connection with the mailing of 12 explosive devices that were addressed to various Democrats and former intelligence officials, including two that were sent to CNN’s offices in New York City.

Two devices were found Friday morning that were addressed to Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerDespite Senate setbacks, the fight for voting rights is far from over Small ranchers say Biden letting them get squeezed Democrats call on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans MORE (D-N.J.) and former Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert ClapperUS intelligence community 'struggled' to brief Trump in 2016, CIA review shows An unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Hillicon Valley — Justice Department takes on Uber MORE. The one addressed to Clapper was sent to the CNN offices in New York, where he is a contributor.

Other devices were sent to Democratic donor George Soros, former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Armageddon elections to come Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' MORE, former President Obama, former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderMichigan Republicans sue over US House district lines State courts become battlegrounds in redistricting fights New Hampshire Republicans advance map with substantially redrawn districts MORE, former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanOvernight Defense & National Security — US, Israeli defense chiefs discuss Iran US ends combat mission against ISIS in Iraq, but troops remain This Thanksgiving, skip the political food fights and talk UFOs instead MORE at the CNN offices in New York, Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersRemedying injustice for the wrongfully convicted does not end when they are released McCarthy says he'll strip Dems of committee slots if GOP wins House A presidential candidate pledge can right the wrongs of an infamous day MORE (D-Calif.), former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors On The Money — Vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses nixed Warner tests positive for breakthrough COVID-19 case MORE and actor Robert De Niro.

Every addressee has criticized — and been criticized by the Trump administration. 

“I think anyone who has in any way publicly been a critic of President Trump needs to be on extra alert and take precautions with respect to mail. At the same time we shouldn’t get too overblown about it, to overwrought about it … at this point. I have a lot of confidence in all the law enforcement elements involved in this,” Clapper said on CNN after the package addressed to him was discovered.

None of explosive devices have detonated and no injuries have been reported.