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 BrennanWebb: Questions for Robert Mueller A brief timeline of Trump's clashes with intelligence director Dan Coats Trump critic Brennan praises his Iran decision: I 'applaud' him MORE ripped President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump 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 Obama3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 Obama's high school basketball jersey sells for 0,000 at auction Dirty little wars and the law: Did Osama bin Laden win? MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Republicans plot comeback in New Jersey MORE.

Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersF-bombs away: Why lawmakers are cursing now more than ever Banks give Congress, New York AG documents related to Russians who may have dealt with Trump: report Maxine Waters: Force us to ban assault weapons 'or kick our a--- out of Congress!' MORE (D-Calif.) and former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderJuan Williams: Democrats finally hit Trump where it hurts GOP governor vetoes New Hampshire bill to create independent redistricting commission Why target Tucker Carlson? It's part of the left's war on the right 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 SchultzParkland father: Twitter did not suspend users who harassed me using name of daughter's killer Hillicon Valley: Senate Intel releases election security report | GOP blocks votes on election security bills | Gabbard sues Google over alleged censorship | Barr meets state AGs on tech antitrust concerns House committee leader questions Trump on efforts to secure elections MORE (D).

Brennan joins Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerLewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Appropriators warn White House against clawing back foreign aid Colorado candidates vying to take on Gardner warn Hickenlooper they won't back down MORE (N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWhy President Trump needs to speak out on Hong Kong Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Pelosi warns Mnuchin to stop 'illegal' .3B cut to foreign aid 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."