Donald Trump called into “Fox & Friends” Monday morning to slam CNN for being “disgusting and dishonest,” as well as gloat over correctly calling an explosion in New York City a bombing before officials confirmed the attack.
Trump complained that CNN, or “Clinton News Network,” reportedly edited the word “bombing” out of a video of the Democratic presidential nominee commenting on the incident.
“She used the words ‘bombs’ also, by the way, that’s true” Trump said. “I heard I was criticized for calling it correctly. What I said was exactly correct. I should be a newscaster because I called it before the news.”
“But what I said was exactly correct and everybody says ‘While he was right, he called it too soon.’ Okay, give me a break,” he added.
Some media members criticized Trump for referring to the explosion as a bomb before officials had publicly confirmed details of the incident or what caused the explosion.
“Just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what’s going on,” Trump said at a campaign rally on Saturday night.
Shortly after Trump’s comments, it was confirmed that the explosion was a bomb.
On Monday morning, the FBI announced it was searching for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami for questioning in connection to the bombing.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that the naturalized citizen from Afghanistan could be armed and dangerous. An explosion in Manhattan on Saturday injured 29 people. A pressure cooker device was also found blocks away, but it didn’t explode.
A pipe bomb also exploded Saturday in New Jersey and five explosive devices were found near an Elizabeth, New Jersey, train station.
Watch the interview below.
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