As initial reports about a possible explosion in Manhattan were circulating, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump tried to capitalize on the incident. It didn’t go well.
Trump got hammered on Twitter late Saturday night after using the report to alarm a crowd at a Colorado rally even when it was not immediately clear what exactly unfolded in New York.
“I must tell you that just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what’s going on,” Trump told a crowd of rabid supporters, shortly after he deplaned at a rally at a hangar in Colorado Springs.
“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.”
Trump’s off-the-cuff and alarming remarks infuriated Twitter users, and they didn’t hold back.
Political commentator Keith Olbermann fueled the Twitter storm, calling the GOP presidential candidate an “exploitative scumbag,” writing, “Dear @RealDonaldTrump: I’m sorry the explosion in Chelsea scared you so much when everybody IN Chelsea seems fine #YouExploitativeScumbag”
And then there was more…