Perhaps you forget the ricin sent to Trump, Mattis and some others a few weeks ago?
I’m not sure it got much media attention, so it was easy enough to not notice at all.
Seems the bombs meme didn’t last even a full day for effect, much incredulity all round, hand delivered too it seems i.e. not by USPS (despite images of packets with postage stamps) . Though I expect it will be cited in ongoing political discourse.
There has been at leat one back track on earlier reports from AP. Even claims CNN said the White House received a package when it didn’t, don’t have links but you can search.
Lots more rapid but cynical reaction, considering the speed of leaks and photos to press and details in place in news media from the get go. Looks like signature narrative building. The same was observed with the Khashoggi story and many other similar type events before. Nicely packaged graphic and complex detail leaked and present in media from the off, all before even an official investigation has gotten out of bed.
The US / Saudi keyword on this now is rouge operators. I digress.
Funny thing actually, is it usual for a former two term president to get so heavily involved in mid-terms like this? Obama’s been incredibly active since Trump took office. Granted it’s a different media age but I don’t seem to remember any of the former being so high profile like this. Maybe he’s paying off a Soros Debt or something?