At a rally in Colorado, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wasted no time seizing upon on the Saturday night explosion in New York City as a reason to vote for him, then went on to brag about his recent poll numbers.
“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.”
He went on, “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. We’re gonna end it. We’re gonna end it.”
He went on to say how happy he is to be in Colorado, “and a new poll from Emerson just came out and we’re up four points in Colorado!”
An estimated 26 people were injured in the explosion in New York City’s Chelsea district. One person received “moderate” wounds. Officials have said they believe an explosive device was planted in a dumpster, but have urged the public to be calm and wait for more information.
Watch the video, posted to Twitter by David Itzkoff, embedded below:
Trump in Colorado, telling crowd that a bomb just went off in NY. Then says he's up 4 points in new poll. pic.twitter.com/3CN20XqwmL
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) September 18, 2016