In contrast to Donald Trump’s ongoing attacks, Barack Obama talks about political civility in a speech in Wisconsin on Friday:

Hours after a suspect was arrested for pipe bomb attacks on prominent politicians, officials, CNN, and philanthropist George Soros, Donald Trump returns to mocking the targets.

Cesar Sayoc Jr., a 56-year-old Trump supporter in Florida, was detained on Friday afternoon over the attacks, which began on Monday against figures such as Barack and Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Senator Cory Booker, actor Robert DeNiro, Democrat donor Tom Steyer, and Soros.

Sayoc was known in his community for a van plastered with photos of Trump and images of Clinton, CNN’s Van Jones, filmmaker Michael Moore, and Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein with targets over their faces.

Calling an impromptu press appearance as soon as he learned of Sayoc’s impending arrest, Trump spoke of “unity” after he praised law enforcement for the arrest.

But earlier in the day, he had expressed his frustration that the story had limited his aggressive approach towards November 6 Congressional elections — including his insults of perceived opponents and critics and false claims that Democrats are generating “mobs” to overrun America:

Even during his “unity” statements, the attack lines emerged. As Trump chided “globalists”, audience members shouted “George Soros” and “Lock ’em up.” Trump chuckled, pointed to the crowd, and repeated, “Lock ’em up.”

By Friday night, at a North Carolina rally, Trump was back to his derision of the media and Democratic politicians. He falsely claimed, “A vote for Democrats is a vote for open borders” and assailed the press, “The media has tried to attack the incredible Americans who support our movement to give power back to the people.” While proclaiming, “I’m going to be nice tonight”, he continued:

En route to the rally, Trump promised more of the aggressive rhetoric — despite critics claiming that it opens space for justification of attacks — after reporters asked if he would tone down his statements.

Well, I think I’ve been toned down, if you want to know the truth. I could really tone it up. Because, as you know, the media has been extremely unfair to me and to the Republican Party.