After a series of bombing attacks in New York and New Jersey this past weekend that injured 29 people, authorities are still on high alert.
The suspect, Ahmad Khan, was apprehended Monday morning in New Jersey after he was wounded in a shootout with police. Naturally, Trump and his surrogates jumped on the incident, warning about an impending wave of Islamist violence.
“It’s a mess, and it’s a shame,” Trump said in an interview with Fox & Friends Monday. “I think this is something that maybe we’ll get — will happen perhaps more and more all over the country because we’ve been weak. Our country’s been weak. We’re letting people in by the thousands, the tens of thousands.”
The media does its part in hyping the hysteria as well. Of course, a terror attack in New York is nothing to be taken lightly, but since terror is the main objective of terrorists, New York is not their best target.
Apparently, New Yorkers don’t get terrorized very easily.
A woman told me she and her friends were 3 blocks away when they "heard a huge commotion."
Now they're trying to find a new bar to go to.
— Sara Yasin (@missyasin) September 18, 2016
Everyone outside of NYC is freaking out while #realnewyorkers are just hoping the trains aren't all running local.
— Willie Jones (@you_tight) September 19, 2016
People calling into NY1 who were on the block when the explosion happened? Full NYC calm. "I heard the explosion, then went to the deli."
— Jim McCarthy (@JimMcCarthy528) September 18, 2016
"I heard the explosion, then went to the deli" is my new life motto.
— MARY (@marywin_nyc) September 18, 2016
New Yorkers, please resume your regular routine of taking up 2 seats on the subway, ignoring others while you listen to your iPod
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) September 19, 2016
New Yorkers: An explosion just happened a block away. Oh well. Gotta meet my friends at the bar
Rest of the US: OMG ISIS IS TAKING NEW YORK
— Lyle Clip Art (@Kyle_Lippert) September 18, 2016
Man, New Yorkers sure are pleasant on a morning commute when it's pouring and we all just got a bombing suspect alert
— Dan Saltzstein (@dansaltzstein) September 19, 2016
New York could be hit by a comet and Kansas would be like "AMERICA IS BLEEDING" while Bushwick would be like "I guess I walk to work now."
— (((Bastard Keith))) (@BastardKeith) September 18, 2016
It's heartwarming that in the wake of the Chelsea explosion New Yorkers have come together to agree that Chelsea isn't trendy.
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) September 18, 2016
New York fears ranked
1. Pushed into subway tracks
2. Seamless outage
3. Have to go to Times Square
4. Fav dive bar gentrified
— Bobby Big Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel) September 19, 2016