Trump hammered as ‘exploitative scumbag’ for trying to capitalize on NY explosion
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.
Dear @RealDonaldTrump: I'm sorry the explosion in Chelsea scared you so much when everybody IN Chelsea seems fine#YouExploitativeScumbag
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 18, 2016
Why is Trump so eager to claim every event as terrorism? Like all demagogues he wants to create climate of fear so he can seize power.
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) September 18, 2016