Trump Pathetically Exploits NYC Explosion During Speech, Brags About Poll Numbers (Video)

Donald Trump is the same person who once found a “bright side” to tragedy by pointing out his poll numbers often improve following some sort of attack, so it really didn’t surprise me that he basically did the same thing last night after learning of an explosion in New York City.

Well before local authorities had even figured out what happened or if there were any casualties, Trump was in Colorado giving a speech where he not only used the attack as part of his pitch as to why people should vote for him, but he seemed more than eager to brag about a poll that showed him up four points in the state.

“Just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what’s going on,” Trump said. “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.”

Soon after he went on to say it was great to be there because “a new poll from Emerson just came out and we’re up four points in Colorado!”

Think about this for a moment. At this point, all Trump really knows is there was some sort of explosion in New York City — that’s it. He doesn’t know the cause, if people have died… nothing. The only thing he knew was that there was some sort of explosion and, at that moment, he instantly began playing up the terrorism angle. Even though when he made these comments no one had any idea what the motivation was.

Typically people in Trump’s position don’t comment on matters such as these until after we know more details about what happened and whether or not there were any casualties.

But not Trump — oh, no.

Like a giddy child unable to contain himself, he couldn’t wait to stand in front of a crowd of people to exploit an explosion that he knew almost nothing about, using this incident as part of his, “This is why you should vote for me” shtick. Meanwhile, he was so “concerned” that people could have possibly died as a result of this blast — that he still made sure to mention a poll that showed him leading in Colorado.

Nothing says “I’m sincere about these tragedies and human life” quite like attempting to exploit a possibly deadly explosion (thankfully nobody died — though Trump didn’t know that when he made these comments), followed by bragging about a poll in which you’re ahead. Then again, this is Trump we’re talking about — someone who defines what it means to be a bottom-feeding, opportunistic parasite.

This is just another example — in a long list of them — proving why Donald Trump is unfit and unqualified to be President of the United States.

Watch his comments below:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • worrierking

    Where the hell was Obama?

    He allowed one of the tens of millions of people who live in the NY Metro area to put some kind of IED in a dumpster. Why didn’t he stop it? Only Trump can end the madness.

    Was Rudy out of town? He wouldn’t have allowed this to happen.

    • Eugene Swimmer

      …many of the top people in New York are saying that Trump hired someone to set off the explosion…. others are saying that according to high level police officers they know who he hired and will be releasing his confession in the next couple of weeks. Some reports are even saying that it looks like Benedict Donald’s Russian mob associates did it to take the headlines off of his failure to release his tax returns. I have seen this report many, many times already. If Clinton was president, this explosion would never have happened – guaranteed.

      • Arlene

        Ya, I’ve been hearing that, too. Must be true as that is how Donald gets all his information and basis for his decisions.

      • (((Reynardine)))

        Same thing crossed my mind right away. He called it a bomb before anybody had ruled out a leaky gas stove. Cui bono? as they say. Watch out for more.

    • Carolyn Webb

      Where were your heroes SAiNT RUDY and SAINT George W, when the two planes were hijacked on Seotember 11, 2001 and slammed into the TWIN TOWERS?

      And why did FEARKESS SAINT GEORGE allow BIN LADEN. The main author of the World Trade Center attack go Scot Free for almost ten years?

      The man who helped put together, with the Navy Seals and the cooperation of the US Homeland Security Department and Secretary of State Clinton the operation to find BIN LADEN and make him pay the price got what he did, was the man you run down and blame for everything that goes wrong, namely President Obama!

      • worrierking

        I’m not sure how anyone could have read what I wrote and thought it was a serious comment.

        Anytime someone implies that one person could have prevented one other person in 19,000,000 from doing damage, that poster is either a full blown rightwing moron or insane.

        Sorry if you thought I was serious. I know it’s hard to tell sometimes because Trump supporters have blamed Obama for disco and for the sun setting last night.

      • Arlene

        You should not joke about Trump. Just like it isn’t a good idea to joke about Hitler. Too many crazy people who do think that way and you give them fuel.

      • Alex Paylor

        Why isn’t it good to joke about Trump and his mentor? Humour can be a powerful weapon too, you know.

      • Carolyn Webb

        It’s just that there are so many people who have short memories and watch only FOX NEWS because we no longer have many good news channels on TV and the NY Post which used to be a marvelous paper is now a fanatical tabloid and I read so many comments that are PRO EXTREMIST TEA PARTY and PRO EXTREMIST FUNDAMENTALIST “CHRISTIAN” which are no better in their Hateful mentality than the CRAZY MILITANT MUSLIM EXTREMISTS it’s hard to know the difference but I am glad your comment was NOT serious like the comments of the extremists I read every day

      • Mary Ann Carey

        I also took your comment for a serious statement. Sorry, but there are Trump supporters who say things like that and are serious.

      • Alex Paylor

        It was obvious to me.

    • miamifella

      Like the taco trucks, Trump will be on every corner.

      • Alex Paylor

        Hopefully holding a cardboard sign saying he is homeless and unemployed.

    • strayaway

      “Where the hell was Obama?”

      Obama was probably off promoting the TPP, his new cold war with Russia, illegal immigration, obscuring new debt, handing over US ownership of internet functions to countries without a First Amendment, and taking in refugees from the messes he contributed to in Libya and Syria.

      It turned out that Trump’s suspicions were correct even though he did qualify them with, “a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what’s going on.” Hillary can’t even say, “Islamic terrorism”. Where are all the gun control advocates after the concealed carry guy shot the Somali stabber by the way? But yes, bombs went off in NY and NJ while people were being stabbed in Minnesota. In both cases, the suspects were Muslim immigrant naturalized US citizens. They must be afforded the same constitutional rights as any other US citizens but their actions helped make Trumps’s case for limiting Muslim immigration. The option is to have more and more of these episodes like in France, Sweden, and Germany.