The Trump campaign apologized Wednesday for issuing a fundraising email bashing CNN that was sent to supporters hours after CNN’s New York offices evacuated from the building due to a suspicious package.
"The email went out today unfortunately was pre-programmed, automated message that was not caught before the news broke,” Parscale said in a statement. "We apologize for this. We in no way condone violence against anyone who works for CNN, or anyone else."
Brad Parscale apology for fundraising email under Lara Trump name today citing CNN pic.twitter.com/hz79XfX9FN— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) October 24, 2018
The email, sent by Trump campaign adviser and President Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump, quoted CNN’s Jim Acosta, who said in August at a Trump campaign rally in Florida that “it felt like we weren’t in America anymore.” The comments came after Trump supporters heckled him and shouted that “CNN sucks!”
“Here’s what CNN said. What do you say?” the email from Lara Trump read.
“I have some breaking news for CNN ...That is the real America that exists outside of the liberal bubble,” the email said. “It’s time for us to give the media another wake-up call from the American people.”
CNN’s offices in New York were evacuated Tuesday morning after a suspicious package was found in the CNN mailroom, addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan. CNN officials have since been permitted to enter the building again.
Trump has historically railed against CNN, and accused the network of publishing "fake news."