Trump arrived in Colorado Springs, Colorado for a rally last night, and wasted no time addressing the attacks that occurred while he was enroute to the venue.
“I must tell you that just before I got off the plane a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows what’s going on,” he said. “But boy we are living in a time — we better get very tough, folks. We better get very, very tough. It’s a terrible thing that’s going on in our world, in our country and we are going to get tough and smart and vigilant.”
The mainstream media seemed focused on Trump’s comments and were eager to spin the headlines into an “anti-Trump” campaign. Fixated on the fact that Trump called the bombs “bombs”, reporters criticized Trump for his choice of words.
Many criticized where the media decided to put its focus on the night an “explosion” went off in New York City:
A while after Trump made his comments, Hillary Clinton made an appearance in front of reporters on her plane to make a remark about the trifecta of attacks America was being confronted with yesterday; the bombs in New Jersey, the explosion in NYC, and the stabbings at a mall in Minnesota. Clinton made the following statement:
“I’ve been briefed about the bombings in New York and New Jersey, and the attack in Minnesota. Obviously, we need to do everything we can to support our first responders, also to pray for the victims. We have to let this investigation unfold. We’ve been in touch with various officials, including the mayor’s office in New York, to learn what they are discovering as they conduct this investigation. And I’ll have more to say about it when we actually know the facts.”
Immediately following her statement, Clinton was asked what she thought about Trump’s “pre-emptive” decision to call the explosion a “bomb” in New York. Within seconds of her calling the situations in NY and NJ “bombings” herself before “all the facts were out”, the sleepy-eyed Democratic Presidential Candidate took a jab at her opponent for calling them “bombs”.
“I think it’s always wiser to wait until you have information before making conclusions, because we are just in the beginning stages of trying to determine what happened.”