Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton immediately deemed the New York City Islamic terrorist attack “bombings,” then slammed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for referring to the attack as a “bomb.”
Following the attack, conducted by an Islamic terrorist in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, Trump told voters during a campaign rally in Colorado “Just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what’s going on.”
Immediately, the mainstream media jumped on the comments, with CNN devoting an entire news story to Trump’s statement.
“Typically, national political figures use caution when describing unfolding situations and law enforcement actions,” CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond wrote.
“The Trump campaign did not respond to numerous requests for comment Saturday night on whether Trump had any evidence the explosion was a bomb or whether he was in contact with NYC officials,” Diamond continued.
When Clinton was asked to comment on the attack in Chelsea, she called the explosions “bombings,” then was asked to rip Trump apart for using the same language to describe the incident. Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with mainstream media. What might be the dumbest, most oblivious exchange between a “reporter” and the democratic nominee may be why. The system appears rigged around tired narratives that lack any consistency.
HRC refers to “bombings in New York,” then is asked if Trump jumped the gun when he immediately called it a “bomb” pic.twitter.com/MBaMvRMJUr
— Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) September 18, 2016
“I’ve been briefed about the bombings in New York and New Jersey, and the attack in Minnesota,” Clinton told the media during a press conference on her plane. “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,” Clinton continued. “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.”
That’s when a mainstream media reporter chimed in, asking Clinton “Do you have any reaction to the fact that Donald Trump, immediately upon taking the stage tonight, called the explosion in New York a ‘bomb?’”
Clinton responded by saying “I think it’s always wiser to wait until you have information before making conclusions…” despite calling the attack a “bombing” as well, just moments before she was asked the question.
As it turns out, the Islamic extremist did, in fact, create a homemade bomb using a pressure cooker, similar to the kind used by terrorists for the Boston bombings which killed three Americans and injuring over 250 Americans.