October 26, 2018 / 10:54 PM / 21 days ago

Trump says he has heard bomb suspect was one of his supporters

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs for campaign travel to North Carolina from the White House in Washington, U.S., October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had heard that the Florida man who is a suspect in the mailing of bombs to prominent Democrats was one of his supporters.

Speaking to reporters as he departed the White House for a rally in North Carolina, Trump also said he will not contact former President Barack Obama and the other people targeted by the bomber.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Lisa Lambert

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