Domestic Terrorism Election 2016

Trump Claims Credit for Another Attack

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump phoned into Fox & Friends this morning where he claimed credit for another attack before any other individuals or terrorist groups could.

“I should be a newscaster because I called it before the news,” Trump said in a phone interview on “Fox and Friends. “What I said was exactly correct and everybody says while he was right, he called it too soon. Okay. Give me a break.”

Trump, as you know, is a big fan of terror. The GOP nominee also claimed credit for the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando before we even knew who the gunman was.

Early reports indicate the failed Chelsea bomber was far from the mastermind Trump would probably like you to think. The suspect, Ahmad Rahami, reportedly left his fingerprints on an unexploded bomb and the phone attached to the bomb was registered to his family and was logged into his social media accounts! Rahami was arrested in New Jersey while I was writing this post.

Nearly 30 people were injured by the homemade bomb that exploded in a Chelsea, NY dumpster, but no one was killed. A second bomb failed to explode in Elizabeth, NJ and appears to have been foiled by a couple thieves looking for valuable luggage. A third bomb (also in Elizabeth) also failed to explode and was reportedly disrupted by homeless men. The bomb that was disturbed by luggage thieves led authorities directly to Rahami.

What does it say that Trump’s response to any terrorist attack is indistinguishable from the response of actual terrorist organizations? Trump is thrilled by attacks and hopes to capitalize on them for political gain.

Trump’s boast that he should “be a newscaster” may be the key takeaway here. Trump TV is coming in 2017.

  • zac

    How appropriate that Trump knew about a dumpster fire….

  • swift_4

    I’m surprised the comment sections of political spaces aren’t filled with Trump shouting, “FIRST!”

    • ninjaf

      He’s the one who started “Firsting” to begin with. Check his Twitter in 1992.

  • Draxiar

    Assuming something is “this” before having the facts is a dangerous approach…especially as POTUS. Drumpf though doesn’t think he needs facts because he has good brain. I fucking hate this guy.

  • Aynwrong

    Stupid, whiney baby.

    Americans are violently attacked and injured and this idiot goes on TV and brags about his intuition. He might as well have said “NAILED IT!”

    Stupid, whiney baby.

  • Badgerite

    He called it? What exactly was that that he ,,,,”called”? I’m going way out on a limb here and predict that somewhere in the world there will be an earthquake sometime in the future. “I called it”.
    What a friggin tool. He is what Colin Powell called him. A “disgrace to this nation”.

    • Ken Kohl

      Babe Ruth pointing his bat to center field is “calling it”. Donald Trump is no Babe Ruth

  • Aynwrong

    @JM Ashby

    This entire article is appearing as gibberish. Just like on Friday. Other times the front page to this site just appears blank.

    • It’s coming through fine on my PC via Chrome. Is it happening on Android phone? Check your google settings to see if it changed your default language settings. Or upgrade the browser you are using? Also, you could have a virus on your phone…..

    • JMAshby

      And I still have no idea why some people are seeing this and others are not.

      I haven’t been able to reproduce this problem. I asked Bob to look into it and he couldn’t find anything either.

      I can see the IP address of everyone who logs into the system and it’s been just me or Bob. No one is tampering with it.

      I’ll keep looking into it but I’ve drawn a blank so far.

      • Aynwrong

        Now it’s back and everything seems fine. I don’t know.

      • Ken Kohl

        I see it fine. I think that since you used the word “Trump”, the gibberish filters went amok…

      • swift_4

        Seems to come and go. I’ve seen it using Firefox and Windows 7. But I refresh after a minute or two and it was fine. good luck tracking it down.

      • ninjaf

        I am using whatever latest flavor of Chrome on Windows 7.

        I would check your server and see if any of the back end file dates are changed/newer than the others. it may not be the database that is getting corrupted.

  • muselet

    “I called it.”

    What a very presidential thing to say.

    Donald Trump must never be elected President of the United States.

    –alopecia

    • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

      Be careful; George W. Bush wasn’t elected either thanks to his Governor brother in Florida and a manipulated SCOTUS.

      • muselet

        As Mark Russell once said (quoting from hazy memory): “Of course George W Bush was elected President. The vote was 5 to 4.”

        –alopecia

        • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

          Alas…with millions who cast their vote against him.
          Kinda like our republican dominated Congress

    • Victor the Crab

      Unfortunately, with a pathological mainstream media giving him billions in free advertising and their desire to see their tight precious horserace come to fruition, Drumph stands a real chance of getting elected president, no matter how confident people like Ashby believe it to be not the case.

      • muselet

        I hope you’re wrong, but I fear you’re right.

        –alopecia