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Reporters demand Trump take blame for package bomber - here's how he responded

President Donald Trump rejected calls from the media to take some blame for the alleged actions of the suspect in the package bomb investigation. (Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump answered questions from the media Friday afternoon after a suspect was arrested in the package bomb investigation, and he was not receptive to their demands that he take the blame.

"I did not see that."

The president spoke to the media and said that he was proud of the work of law enforcement officials for "finding a needle in a haystack."

He took a few questions, including one from a person who asked if he saw that the suspect owned a van with Trump stickers plastered all over it.

"I did not, I did not see my face on the van, I dunno," Trump responded. "I heard he was a person that preferred me over others, but I did not see that."

"There's no blame, there's no anything"

The president refused to take blame for the suspect's alleged actions, and cited the infamous assassination attempt against Republican members of Congress by an angry left-wing partisan.

"There's no blame, there's no anything," he told the reporter. "If you look at what happened to [Rep.] Steve Scalise (R-La.), that was some supporter of a different party, if you look at what happened, numerous of these incidents, they were supporters of others."

"I'm just really proud of law enforcement I think they did an incredible job," he added.

The president also said he had not contacted the targets of the bomb threats, and didn't plan to.

"They wanted me to, but I think we'll probably pass," he said.

Here's the video of Trump's comments:

Trump continued on his way to a campaign rally in North Carolina after the short media briefing outside the White House.

The suspect in the bombing investigation was charged with federal crimes and faces 58 years in prison if convicted.

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