Donald Trump pins Florida bomb plot on the media and the Democrats – yet keeps his support

The apartment block looked idyllic, but for the flash of police lights. Set by the coast in Aventura, a suburban city just north of Miami, it rose some 25 floors into the sky.

Children walked home with towels around their shoulder after a day in the water. Parents in shorts and t-shirts were enjoying the late autumn sun.

There was little to suggest these flats once housed Cesar Sayoc, the 56-year-old Trump supporter accused of orchestrating a package bomb spree targeting the pinups of liberal America – among them the Obamas, the Clintons, CNN and billionaire George Soros.

The plot, an apparent genuine attempt to take life, has gripped the country this week and forced political discourse and the…