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Conspiracy Theory Enters Mainstream As Trump Blames Suspicious Packages On Media

Federal authorities have arrested one person in connection with the suspicious packages mailed to critics of President Trump. After calling for unity, Trump this week blamed the media for the packages sent to former President Obama, Hillary Clinton and others. Meanwhile, a previously fringe theory that the packages were a sent by liberals gained mainstream attention.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd and Lisa Mullins speak with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) about reactions to the developing pipe bomb story.

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