Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump's short-lived White House communications director, said his former boss could have done "better" in his initial response to the explosive devices delivered Wednesday to news outlet CNN, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, and others.

Scaramucci said in a phone interview with the Washington Examiner that Trump could have said more about the bomb threats that targeted CNN and high-profile Democrats.

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"There was an opportunity there to do better," said Scaramucci, who is currently promoting his new book, Trump, the Blue-Collar President.

Suspicious packages were found Wednesday at CNN's New York headquarters, the Clinton home in New York, and the Obama home in Washington, D.C. Former Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., received similar packages.

Vice President Mike Pence posted a tweet shortly after the news broke that said, "We condemn the attempted attacks against fmr Pres Obama, the Clintons, @CNN & others."

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The White House put out a statement on the threats, but it was attributed to press secretary Sarah Sanders. Trump quoted Pence's tweet and added his own comment that said only, "I agree wholeheartedly!"

Trump later condemned the violent threats against Trump's foes, but many in the media saw Trump's tweet as insufficient. Scaramucci added that Trump would have been viewed more positively if relations between the White House and the press weren't so hostile.

"Today is a vivid example," said Scaramucci. "Without a war declaration on the press, the president could say he agreed with Mike Pence and the press would take it at face value."

Later in the afternoon, Trump offered additional comments on the threats.

Speaking from the White House at an event on opioid addiction, Trump said that "in these times we have to unify. We have to come together and send one very clear, strong unmistakable message that acts or threats of physical violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America."