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

President TrumpDonald TrumpSt. Louis lawyer who pointed gun at Black Lives Matter protesters considering Senate run Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales US says Iran negotiations are 'positive' 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 BookerChauvin found guilty as nation exhales Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Schumer on 4/20: Bill coming to end federal marijuana prohibition MORE (D-N.J.) and former Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert Clapper140 national security leaders call for 9/11-style panel to review Jan. 6 attack The biggest example of media malfeasance in 2020 is... Meet Biden's pick to lead the US intelligence community 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 ClintonPelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Cuba readies for life without Castro Chelsea Clinton: Pics of Trump getting vaccinated would help him 'claim credit' MORE, former President Obama, former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderVoter suppression bills are the first move in a bigger battle Holder, Yates lead letter backing Biden pick for Civil Rights Division at DOJ Senate panel dukes it out over voting rights MORE, former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanOvernight Defense: Capitol Police may ask National Guard to stay | Biden's Pentagon policy nominee faces criticism | Naval Academy midshipmen moved to hotels Republicans blast Pentagon policy nominee over tweets, Iran nuclear deal Online and frighteningly real: 'A Taste of Armageddon' MORE at the CNN offices in New York, Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersJim Jordan, Val Demings get in shouting match about police during hearing Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales Waters on Chauvin guilty verdict: 'I'm not celebrating, I'm relieved' MORE (D-Calif.), former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden overruled Blinken, top officials on initial refugee cap decision: report Suicide bombing hits Afghan security forces Jim Jordan, Val Demings get in shouting match about police during hearing 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.