Donald Trump On New York Bombing: ‘I Called It Before The News’ (Huff and Puff ComPost Alert)

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Donald Trump On New York Bombing: ‘I Called It Before The News’ (Huff and Puff ComPost Alert)
Huff and Puff ComPost ^ | 09/19/2016 | Dave Jamieson

Posted on 9/19/2016, 2:44:15 PM by E. Pluribus Unum

I should be a newscaster, he boasts.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump patted himself on the back Monday morning for calling the weekend attack in Manhattan a “bombing” before officials did.

“What I said was exactly correct,” Trump boasted in an interview on “Fox and Friends.” “I should be a newscaster because I called it before the news.”

At a rally in Colorado Springs on Saturday, Trump had informed the crowd that a bomb had just gone off in New York City, even though police had not yet said exactly what happened. The explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood injured 29 people, and a second explosive device was found nearby.

“Just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York, and nobody knows exactly what’s going on, but, boy, we are really in a time. We better get very tough, folks,” Trump told rallygoers.

Presidents ― and presidential candidates, for that matter ― generally don’t make pronouncements about emergencies until some of the facts have come in. Trump’s opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, also hastily referred to the incident as a “bombing” on Saturday, though she doesn’t appear to be taking credit now for her read on the situation.

“I’ve been briefed about the bombings in New York and New Jersey,” Clinton said in a back-and-forth with reporters on her plane Saturday, alluding to the pipe bomb-style device found on the Jersey Shore.

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