Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took credit for calling Saturday’s explosion in New York, proclaiming that he should be a newscaster.
Trump also accused the media of attacking him for using the term “bomb” and editing out clips of his opponent Hillary Clinton using the word.
“She used the word ‘bombs’ also, by the way,” Trump said in a telephone interview with “Fox and Friends.”
“I heard I was criticized for calling it correctly,” he added. “What I said was exactly correct. I should be a newscaster because I called it before the news.”
The Republican candidate told his supporters at a rally on Saturday in Colorado that “a bomb went off in New York.” Trump’s remark came before public confirmation of the explosion from local officials.
“Just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York,” he told the crowd. “Nobody knows exactly what’s going on, but boy, we are living in a time.”
Trump told the crowd that America needed to “get very, very tough,” and said “it’s a terrible thing that’s going on in our world.”
Trump’s attack on Clinton came after the Democratic nominee criticized her opponent for using the word “bomb,” claiming that officials were still “in the beginning stages of trying to determine what happened.”
Prior to her comment, Clinton stated that she had been briefed about the “bombings in New York.”