Trump Talks New York ‘Bomb,’ As 3rd Explosion In Charlottesville, Virginia, Reported In Downtown Mall

Paula Mooney - Author

Sep. 17 2016, Updated 7:28 p.m. ET

Donald Trump has weighed in on the New York explosion, as reported by the Hill. Trump has called the explosion a bomb, prior to information about the source of the explosion being uncovered. Trump was speaking in Colorado Springs on Saturday, September 17, when Trump called the New York explosion a bomb. Trump said that, as a result of the bomb that went off in New York and injured folks, people needed to get very tough.

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“Just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what’s going on. We’ve got to get very tough.”

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The explosion occurred in Chelsea on Saturday evening at approximately 9 p.m. ET. Trump’s live stream speech in Colorado Springs was being broadcast on YouTube, as seen in the below video, as news about the New York explosion broke.

Trump might have hit the nail on the head in terms of calling the explosion the result of bomb — however, authorities have not confirmed that the New York explosion was due to a bomb, as of this writing. As seen in the below tweet of a screenshot from Fox News Live, the New York Police Department’s counter terrorism division was responding to the explosion.

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As reported by the New York Post, the explosion happened when a dumpster blew up. The explosion was so large that it blew out windows in a Chelsea apartment building for the visually impaired. The residence is 14-stories tall. As a result of the explosion, 26 people were reportedly injured.

Police sources did report that it could have been an explosive device that caused the explosion at the Associated Blind Housing facility. There was chaos that ensued at 135 W. 23rd Street, after the explosion rocked the location so strongly that the blast was called deafening.


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