The volatility and division of American politics has reached disturbing new lows, with packages allegedly containing explosives being sent to president Obama, George Soros, Hillary and Bill Clinton, and the offices of news network CNN.
Of course, given president Trump’s frequent attacks on the recipients of the devices, people are assuming the explosives were sent by someone who thinks they are working in his best interests.
Whether it's "lock her up" chants about Hillary Clinton, taking two days to condemn white supremacists who murdered a woman in Charlottesville, praising a Montana congressman for body-slamming a journalist, or his frequent accusations of “fake news” against the media, it can be argued these attempted attacks are in some way inspired by Trump’s rhetoric.
Trump’s daughter has since Ivanka Trump has condemned the attempted attacks on Twitter.
But it turns out she’s the last person people wanted to hear from.
Given she’s always regarded as one of the few people who can calm her dad’s erratic behaviour, people have implored her to get off Twitter and have a word with her dad before more people are hurt.
The sad thing is, many Americans just can’t trust the president, or the “First Family”, for comfort during these difficult times.