Yesterday, several suspicious packages were delivered to some very high-profile Democrats, like former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The internet has taken no time in nicknaming the person or persons responsible the MAGAbomber, instantly making MAGA hats just a little less cute (dropping them from “not very” to “burn it“). More sketchy packages have been sent to other high-profile Democrats including former Joe Biden, congresswoman Maxine Waters, and vocal Trump-hater Robert De Niro.
A suspicious package addressed to Joe Biden was discovered at a postal facility in Delaware early this morning (Joe and his family live in Delaware). Joe is a popular guy, because the AP reports that a second package was found addressed to him at the same facility. He’s scheduled to speak at the University of Buffalo this evening, and sources say the venue is undergoing an extensive security sweep. Two packages were also sent to Democratic US Rep. Maxine Waters, one to her office in California and one to her office in Washington.
Now onto Robert De Niro, the first Hollywood celebrity on the package delivery list. CNN reports that a package was found on the seventh floor of 375 Greenwich Street in New York at around 4:45am today. The building it was sent to contains Robert De Niro’s company Tribeca Enterprises. Robert’s restaurant, Tribeca Grill, is also located in the same building. Police say the package was addressed to him and arrived yesterday. It was discovered by a security guard while sorting through main in the mail room. It has since been sent to a secure facility in the Bronx.
The package had six American flag stamps on it, contained what appeared to be a homemade pipe bomb, and the return address of Democratic congresswoman and former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, making it almost identical to the other suspicious packages that have gone out.
A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News. It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2018
It’s also being reported that the Cannon House Office Building has been evacuated this morning. Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi reportedly has an office in Cannon House, although Chamber is currently in recess, and most lawmakers are away.
Seeing Robert De Niro’s name among the package recipients isn’t that strange. He’s been a very vocal hater of Trump even before he took office. Robert has called Trump a “dog,” a “pig,” and a “bullshit artist” among other things. At the Tony awards back in June, he said the words “Fuck Trump” twice while intro’ing a performance. If saying the words “Fuck Trump” is enough to get a homemade pipe bomb sent to your house, then DHL, UPS, FedEx, bike couriers, and the post office better be prepared to work some major overtime. Because I’m sure at least half the world’s population has said those words at least once in the past two years.