Here are the first things presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had to say about the bombing in the Chelsea area of New York City yesterday evening.
"I must tell you that just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what's going on.
"But boy, we are living in a time—we better get very tough, folks. We better get very, very tough. We'll find out. It's a terrible thing that's going on in our world, in our country and we are going to get tough and smart and vigilant. ... We'll see what it is. We'll see what it is."
He then proceeded to talk poll numbers. “A new poll … just came out, we’re up four points in Colorado,”
“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 mayors 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 some facts.”
She was asked what it might mean for the state of the presidential race.
“I’m just concerned about any kind of incident that happens anywhere in our country, and I think we should again withhold judgement until we know more about what happened — what the likely motivation might have been and obviously do everything we can to determine who was behind these incidents. I don’t think it’s time to think about anything else.”