Trump says bomb suspect to be prosecuted fully

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is confirming that a suspect in the mail bomb scare is in custody and says he will be prosecuted “to the fullest extent of the law.”

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Trump, in his first remarks since Cesar Sayoc, 56, was apprehended in Florida, declared that “we must never allow political violence to take root in America.”

More than 10 mail bombs have been sent in recent days to political opponents of the president.

Trump declared that “these terrorizing acts are despicable” and said Americans “must unify.”

But his remarks came just hours after Trump tweeted a complaint that the media’s focus on bombs was distracting from Republican efforts in the upcoming midterm elections.

He also put the word “bomb” in quotes, a seeming nod to those who believed the scare was a hoax.

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