US Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton debates Bernie Sanders (D-VT) during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City, April 14, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

American broadcaster CNN has been caught editing out Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s “bombing” reference while addressing the Saturday explosions in New York and New Jersey.
Nearly 40 people were injured as a result of the two blasts as well as a stabbing spree at a mall in Minnesota.
Speaking onboard her campaign plane shortly after the attacks on Saturday night, the former secretary of state said first responders and the victims should be the center focus in the wake of the “bombings,” before criticizing her Republican rival Donald Trump for using the same terminology.
“I’ve been briefed about bombings in New York and New Jersey, and the attacks in Minnesota,” she originally said. “Obviously, we need to do everything we can to support our first responders, also to pray for the victims.”
“I think it’s important to know the facts about any incident like this,” she said of Trump’s remarks, who had earlier called the New York explosion a “bomb.”
The CNN, however, decided to edit out Clinton’s first sentence altogether and use a soundbite that starts with her call for supporting first responders.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump clenches his fist after speaking at a rally in Colorado, September 17, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

The network’s website then discussed the issue in an article titled "Trump says 'bomb went off in New York,'" where Clinton’s remarks were not mentioned until the seventh paragraph, long after contrasting statements by Trump and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The extensive coverage of Trump’s remarks brought a lot of attacks on the Republican nominee’s campaign, with the press slamming him for jumping to conclusions.
Meanwhile, Clinton’s bombing reference escaped the attention of major media outlets.
Police and security officials increased security levels in New York, after a big explosion ripped through the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, injuring 29 people.
The New Jersey explosion went off in a garbage can on the route of a Marine Corps charity run, causing no casualties.
In the third attack, an alleged Daesh-sympathizer went on a rampage inside a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota and stabbed 8 people before being gunned down by an off-duty police officer.

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