President Trump lets Vice President Mike Pence do most of the talking in their response to the foiled attacks.
While the world waits for President Donald Trump to give a, uh, more thoughtful reaction to the bombs sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, CNN and billionaire George Soros, you can at least see how the most politically active stars in Hollywood are responding.
James Woods, one of the few outspoken conservatives in the movie business, was quick to dismiss the bombs as a "political stunt." Meanwhile, liberal-leaning stars Alyssa Milano, Minnie Driver, Yvette Nicole Brown and Kathy Griffin suspect the culprit(s) responsible for the foiled attacks are disgruntled Republicans that may have been inspired by rhetoric from politicians they look up to.
"Words matter," Milano tweeted with the news. Driver retweeted Airborne Toxic Event rock star Mikel Jollett describing the bomb scares as "right wing terrorism," and she asked her followers, "If the the left is 'mob' does that make the right terrorists?"
President Trump took hours to issue any kind of statement after the authorities intercepted suspicious packages being mailed to the high-profile targets. He simply retweeted a statement from Vice President Mike Pence, and added "I agree wholeheartedly."
I agree wholeheartedly! https://t.co/ndzu0A30vU— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2018
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures," Sanders said. "These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law."
Hillary Clinton was in Florida when the Secret Service intercepted the suspicious package, believed to contain an explosive device, sent to her home in upstate New York. And she addressed the terrifying ordeal soon afterward while at a campaign event in Miami.
"I wanna say a few words about the news this morning of suspicious packages being sent to various public figures and a news organization," the former senator and First Lady said, according to CNN. "Many of you and others across our country have asked after me and my family, and I'm very grateful for that. We are fine, thanks to the men and women of the Secret Service who intercepted the package addressed to us long before it made its way to our home. Every day, we are grateful for their service and commitment -- obviously never more than today."
"But it is a troubling time, isn't it?" she continued. "It's a time of deep divisions, and we have to do everything we can to bring our country together. We also have to elect candidates who will try to do the same, who will set goals who will lift up every single Floridian and American."
Brown, an actress who starred on former NBC sitcom "Community" before hosting AMC's "Talking Dead," pointed out that all of the targets "have been vilified by the occupant of 1600 Penn."
"He tells his devotees that they are enemies. He blames them for every wrong in America," she tweeted. "Is anyone surprised that some nutjob targeted them?"
She also corrected a follower who believed the White House had also been targeted. The Secret Service released a statement correcting a false report from CNN.
"At this time the Secret Service has intercepted TWO suspicious packages -- one in NY and one in D.C. Reports of a third intercepted package addressed to the WH are incorrect," the agency said.
"Silicon Valley" star Kumail Nanjiani seemed amused and/or concerned about right-wing citizens already peddling conspiracy theories that the bombs were not real, but rather some kind of a false flag to distract from the caravan of immigrants approaching the southern border of the United States. Both President Trump and Fox News have been telling Americans that the group of immigrants is full of Middle-Eastern terrorists or dangerous gang members from Mexico. There has been no proof of either of those claims being true.
"A recap: Yes, the caravan is definitely full of MS-13 and Middle-Eastern terrorists. No, the bombs sent to Clinton, Obama, CNN that are physically in the possession of the Secret Service are not real," the comedian tweeted. "I miss facts."
Ivanka Trump chimed in with a reaction before her own dad did, along with House Speaker Paul Ryan. See those and more celebrity reactions below.
We condemn the attempted attacks against fmr Pres Obama, the Clintons, @CNN & others. These cowardly actions are despicable & have no place in this Country. Grateful for swift response of @SecretService, @FBI & local law enforcement. Those responsible will be brought to justice.— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 24, 2018
Those behind such reprehensible acts must be brought to justice. We cannot tolerate any attempt to terrorize public figures. I am grateful to the @SecretService, Capitol Police, and all law enforcement who guard against these threats. https://t.co/HUQQxynU9h— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) October 24, 2018
I strongly condemn the attempted acts of violence against President Obama, the Clinton family, @CNN & others. There is no excuse—America is better than this.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) October 24, 2018
Gratitude to the @SecretService and law enforcement for all they do to keep this nation safe.
Donald Trump tells his cult followers protesters are paid for by Soros. Hillary Clinton should be locked up. John Brennan should lose his clearance. CNN is the enemy of the people. And blames Obama for everything. They’re lives were all threatened. You do the math. VOTE!!!— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) October 24, 2018
Suspicious and/or actual explosive devices mailed to the Clintons and the Obamas. #JobsNotMobs, huh?— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) October 24, 2018
At least they didn't ask them to leave a restaurant or ask why they don't believe sexual assault survivors. THAT would be worse.
*insert side-eye emoji*
What do #GeorgeSoros @CNN #BillAndHillaryClinton & @BarackObama all have in common? All have been vilified by the occupant of 1600 Penn. He tells his devotees that they are enemies. He blames them for every wrong in America.— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) October 24, 2018
Is anyone surprised that some nutjob targeted them?
A recap:— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) October 24, 2018
Yes, the caravan is definitely full of MS-13 and Middle-Eastern terrorists.
No, the bombs sent to Clinton, Obama, CNN that are physically in the possession of the Secret Service are not real.
I miss facts.
In the past few days people have tried to bomb:— Adam Best (@adamcbest) October 24, 2018
And Nancy Pelosi was recently confronted by a mob.
This is no coincidence as these are the four biggest targets of dangerous right-wing rhetoric. Conservatives are going to get someone killed.
Bombs being mailed to the Clintons, the Obamas and CNN right now.— Adam Best (@adamcbest) October 24, 2018
Innocent refugees seeking asylum who will be here months from now.
One of these things is an imminent threat, the other isn’t a threat at all.
Words matter. https://t.co/2weOGsr61h— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 24, 2018
We are in dark territory, folks. https://t.co/GfoCkEYj0f— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 24, 2018
It is important that we do not lash out in partisan anger, which is what the bomber wants, but to come together in bipartisan condemnation of violence. https://t.co/Lq3VhfmSVj— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 24, 2018
Today a bomb was mailed to the Obamas, and to the Clintons, and to CNN, a few days ago one was sent to George Sorros. If the the left is 'mob' does that make the right terrorists? https://t.co/dGeXyB7aaG— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) October 24, 2018
Moms, not Bombs.#VoteBlue— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) October 24, 2018
We will not be intimidated. Our resolve will only grow stronger. Terror will not defeat us.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 24, 2018
"Civility" https://t.co/w1nO141cZG— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 24, 2018
This is why we vote on November 6th.— andy lassner (@andylassner) October 24, 2018
Votes are our loudest words. https://t.co/Rv4BxoXXp4
Maybe let’s stop with the bombs and just stick to words and voting. Just a thought.— andy lassner (@andylassner) October 24, 2018
Very scary to see suspicious packages sent to the Clintons, Obamas, CNN. Horrific. Hoping they find the lunatic(s) who did this. Grateful for law enforcement already working hard to protect us all.— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) October 24, 2018