In the recent hours after the NYC and New Jersey bombings speculation turns, again, to radical Islamic terrorist connections and the media is working hard to get someone to bite that apple. Both Hillary and Trump have been asked to comment on the events and, of course, the left wing media is trying to spin any negatives they can fabricate toward Trump.
Jake Tapper tried to polish Hillary’s tarnished campaign by editing her remarks to make Trump look like he jumped the gun and commented on the disasters before officials had sorted out the issues.
Breitbart has the transcripts of the exchange and edits.
Tapper: There is a contrast, I would say, between how you’re speaking about it and how Mr. Trump spoke about it yesterday. He’s being criticized for talking about the New York bomb before local officials or local law enforcement had a chance to do so. He told the Colorado Springs crowd that “a bomb went off in New York, and nobody knows exactly what’s going on” — that’s really just a few minutes after the incident. And his opponent tried to draw a contrast. She waited hours later, until local officials spoke, and then she said this:
Clinton (clip): I think it’s important to know the facts about any incident like this. I think it’s always wiser to wait until you have information before making conclusions.
Tapper: As a general note, do you think politicians should wait until more information comes in, and should they defer to local official and investigators? Isn’t that what you do as the governor of New Jersey?
Tapper made no mention of Clinton’s similar remark.
Here is the full, relevant exchange between Clinton and reporters on Saturday night, via Liz Kreutz of ABC News and other sources:
Clinton: I’ve breen briefed about the bombings in New York and New Jersey, and the attack in Minnesota. Obviously, we need to do everything we can to support our first responders, also to pray for the victims. We have to let this investigation unfold. We’ve been in touch with various officials, including the mayor’s office in New York, to learn what they are discovering as they conduct this investigation. And I’ll have more to say about it when we actually know the facts?
Reporter: Secretary Clinton, Do you have any reaction to the fact that Donald Trump, immediately upon taking the stage tonight, called the explosion in New York a “bomb” … ?
Clinton: Well, I think it’s important to know the facts about any incident like this. That’s why it’s critical to support the first responders, the investigators who are looking into it, trying to determine what did happen. I think it’s always wiser to wait until you have information before making conclusions because we are just in the beginning stages of trying to determine what happened.
Here’s Hillary’s full interview:
Hillary Clinton, on her campaign plane, responds to explosion in NYC pic.twitter.com/4tfyUE2vNc
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) September 18, 2016
And here’s Tapper’s interview with Chris Christie, trying to frame Trump for jumping the gun.
Clearly, Hillary made comments just moments after the events occurred, but Tapper, and the rest of the left, don’t want you to know that. Gotta love a stacked deck during a POTUS election.