Brennan rips Trump for attacking media after attempted bomb attacks: ‘Stop blaming others. Look in the mirror’

Brennan rips Trump for attacking media after attempted bomb attacks: ‘Stop blaming others. Look in the mirror’
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Former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanEx-CIA director blasts Trump over 'temper tantrums' Ex-CIA director: 'I don't have any doubt' Trump will pardon Manafort Senate Dems request probe of White House security clearances MORE ripped President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate GOP budget ignores Trump, cuts defense Trump says he'll nominate Stephen Moore to Fed White House: ISIS territory in Syria has been 100 percent eliminated MORE on Thursday for a tweet blaming the media for anger in society, saying that Trump should "look in the mirror."

Brennan, a frequent Trump critic who was the intended target of the pipe bomb delivered to CNN's offices on Wednesday, said that the president's rhetoric was "disgraceful."

"Your inflammatory rhetoric, insults, lies, & encouragement of physical violence are disgraceful."

Brennan also stressed that Trump's critics "will not be intimidated into silence."

Trump said in a tweet earlier Thursday that "a big part" of the anger in society today is caused by "purposely false and inaccurate reporting" from mainstream media.

"It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!" he said.

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The president's tweet came just one day after explosive devices were mailed to several prominent Democrats and CNN, which the president has labeled as "fake news."

Packages were intercepted before reaching the residences of former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaJennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez's engagement win Obama's endorsement Pence lobbies anti-Trump donors to support reelection: report The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump attacks on McCain rattle GOP senators MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic Socialists of America endorses Sanders for president How to end the Electoral College and elect our next president by popular vote CNN town halls put network at center of Dem primary MORE.

Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersMan who threatened to kill Obama, Maxine Waters faces up to 20 years in prison Dems concerned impeachment will make Trump 'appear like a victim,' says pollster Trump calls Biden 'low I.Q. individual' after verbal slip MORE (D-Calif.) and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderGOP eager to exploit Dem court-packing fight Jeff Sessions returns to Justice Department to retrieve Cabinet chair The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump steps up attacks on McCain MORE were also targeted, although the package meant for Holder was sent back to the listed return address, the Florida office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDeborah (Debbie) Wasserman SchultzGOP turns Venezuela into Florida attack line Dem lawmakers unveil Journalist Protection Act amid Trump attacks on media Trump's emergency declaration looms over Pentagon funding fight MORE (D).

Brennan joins Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer4 in 5 Americans say they support net neutrality: poll GOP senator: Trump's criticism of McCain 'deplorable' Schumer to introduce bill naming Senate office building after McCain amid Trump uproar MORE (N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report — Washington readies for Mueller end game Dem divisions deepen over approach to climate change 2020 Dems avoid this year's AIPAC conference MORE (Calif.) in highlighting Trump's rhetoric in a heated political environment.

"Time and time again, the President has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions," the congressional leaders wrote in a statement Wednesday.

"President Trump's words ring hollow until he reverses his statements that condone acts of violence."