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As Violence Rises, Trump Allies Reject Linking Words, Action

  • Former DHS chief Johnson says change must start with president
  • Comments come after attempted mail bombs, synagogue slaughter
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Allies of President Donald Trump rejected any link between harsh political rhetoric and a rise in violence in the U.S., even as President Barack Obama’s homeland security chief said changing the “toxic” political environment must start at the top.

The comments came after last week’s attempted pipe bombings and the mass murder at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday.