Donald Trump brags that he "called it" on Chelsea explosion

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Donald Trump appeared to pat himself on the back Monday morning for "calling" the explosions in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, telling Fox News he "should be a newscaster" because he "called it before the news."

Trump is referring to his rally Saturday night, in which he told a crowd gathered in Colorado that a "bomb went off" in New York before any media reports or public statements from officials had confirmed the cause of the explosions. 

In his Colorado speech, Trump gave no other information about the attacks, instead immediately moving on to tell the crowd about how well he was doing in the polls.

This is not the first time Trump has patted himself on the back after an attack or incident that led to deaths.

After the mass shooting in Orlando earlier this year, Trump says he "called it" and touted his proposal to ban Muslim immigrants to the United States — despite the fact that the Orlando shooter was an American citizen.

When NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot and killed on the streets of Chicago, Trump tweeted that her death was "just what [he had] been saying" about how African-Americans couldn't walk down the street without being shot — his ploy to attract black voters to his campaign.

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Emily C. Singer

Emily C. Singer, née Cahn, is a senior writer for Mic covering politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at esinger@mic.com

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