Last week, he was among the high-profile Democrats across the country to whom a 56-year-old Florida man, Cesar Sayoc, allegedly sent package bombs. The newspaper appears to suggest, without saying outright, that Trump's criticism of his opponents fueled Sayoc's mail-bombing spree.
An outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump from South Florida was charged with sending explosive packages to at least a dozen of the president's critics, apparently bringing to a close an attempted bombing spree that has gripped the country just ahead of the midterm elections.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that Sayoc, who at various times has worked as a night club disc jockey, bouncer and pizza delivery driver, could face up to 48 years in prison if he is convicted. He was arrested outside a Florida mall.
USA justice department officials said the bombs were "not hoax devices" and warned there could be more still undiscovered. Authorities told the Associated Press the devices were not rigged to explode when the packages were opened, but they said they were not sure if that is because the devices were poorly made or were not meant to harm.
Sayoc told investigators after he was arrested in Plantation on Friday that the pipe bombs wouldn't have hurt anyone, and that he didn't want to hurt anyone, according to a law enforcement official.
After Sayoc was taken into custody, the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed they found another package on Friday evening.
A tweet from the account law enforcement officials say belongs to Cesar Sayoc, apparently threatening former Vice President Joe Biden. Sayoc targeted individuals who'd been bashed by the president, the packages and his van plastered with pro-Trump, anti-left and anti-media messages all indicating he was politically motivated.
Other packages were sent to billionaire philanthropist George Soros, Senator Cory Booker, ex-CIA director John Brennan, former National Intelligence Director James Clapper and anti-Trump activist Tom Steyer. And even as Sayoc was being detained, officials with Democratic Sen.
Trump vowed that anyone responsible for mailing the suspicious packages will be prosecuted to the "fullest extent of the law". An analysis of news coverage shows that the two newspapers emphasized the facts that fit their narrative and insinuated that Trump was to blame.
"My feeling was, after one month in office, we didn't need to hear anything more from Trump's mouth - we already knew everything we needed to know about him", Moore wrote.
At a rally on October 27, the president characterized the coverage of the mail bombings as the media's attempt to score "political points" against him and the Republican party ahead of the midterm elections.
Earlier in the day the U.S. president complained on Twitter that this "bomb stuff" had slowed momentum for the Republicans ahead of the United States mid-term elections.