Republican presidential candidate Trump called on authorities to get information from suspected New York and New Jersey bomber, “Before it becomes no longer timely.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Trump: Get information from suspect “before it becomes no longer timely”
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STORY: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called on authorities to get information from the suspected New York and New Jersey bomber “before it becomes no longer timely.”
At a campaign rally in Florida he said suspect Ahmad Rahami “will be taken care of by some of the best doctors in the world.” Trump added, “He will be given a fully modern and updated hospital room, and he will probably even have room service, knowing the way our country is,” he said.
“In the end people will forget and his punishment will not be what it once would have been,” he said. “We must also use whatever lawful methods are available to obtain information from the apprehended suspect to get information before it is no longer timely,” Trump said.
His comments come just hours after police in New Jersey arrested an Rahami, an American man born in Afghanistan on charges of setting off a bomb in New York’s Chelsea section last Saturday that wounded at least 29 people. As many as six explosive devices were found in nearby Elizabeth, New Jersey, and a pipe bomb exploded near a New Jersey shore town further south, but officials said they don’t yet know if the other explosions are linked.
Trump, who has based much of his campaign message on arguing that the United States is no longer safe and that he alone can protect the nation, told Fox News on Monday morning that he expects more attacks because, in his words, “we’ve been weak. Our country’s been weak.”
Trump has sought to tie rival Democrat Hillary Clinton to the decisions of the Obama administration, pointing to the four years she served as the Democratic president’s secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.