DERP: Hillary Calls NYC Explosion ‘Bombings’ — But Slams Trump for Saying ‘Bomb’
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton referred to the explosions in New York City as “bombings,” then attacked her Republican rival, Donald Trump, for using the word “bomb” before authorities had publicly confirmed the facts of the attack.
Clinton was speaking with reporters on her campaign airplane, reacting to an explosion inside a dumpster in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan that injured nearly 30 people. Another explosive device was reportedly found elsewhere in the city. A pipe bomb had exploded earlier in the day in New Jersey, and a mass stabbing attack had taken place in Minnesota.
Trump told a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado: “Just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what’s going on.” Journalists pounced on the statement:
CNN commented (in a news story): “Typically, national political figures use caution when describing unfolding situations and law enforcement actions.”
The following exchange, tweeted by ABC News’ Liz Kreutz, then occurred between Clinton and campaign reporters: