September 18, 2016 1:50 pm -

Twitter did not take kindly to Donald Trump using an explosion in New York to sow fear and promote himself.

Moments after New York news services announced a loud explosion in the Chelsea area — and well before first responders began investigating —  Trump told a crowd of rabid supporters, “Just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what’s going on, but we are living in a time when we’ve got to get very tough, folks. We’ve got to get very, very tough.”

“It’s a terrible thing that’s going on in our world and in our country and we are going to get tough and smart and vigilant,” he added. “We’re gonna end it. We’re gonna end it.”


Reports of Trump’s off-the-cuff and alarming remarks infuriated Twitter users — particularly commenters who live in New York and stood by watching investigators do their work as life in Manhattan continued on.




D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.