The Washington Post on the attempted terrorist attack in NYC this morning:
Authorities said a low-tech device was detonated in the New York City subway in an incident that the mayor called “an attempted terrorist attack.”
A man suspected of setting off the explosion Monday morning in Midtown Manhattan was identified by authorities as Akayed Ullah. The blast, which occurred in the area of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, at 42nd St. and 8th Ave., resulted in serious injuries to the suspect and minor injuries to at least three others, authorities said during a morning news conference.
Ullah sustained burns and lacerations to his hands and abdomen, authorities said. Police said he was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment and then taken into custody. Three other people also suffered minor injuries caused by being in the vicinity of the explosion, including ringing in the ears and headaches, police said.
Thank dog the idiot attacker was inept. Oddly, as of this moment, Trump has not tried to make political hay of the attack on Twitter, which is unusual to say the least. Maybe he’s keeping his powder dry until 10:30 AM, when Brave New Films will hold a press conference with some of the 16 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct:
Join us tomorrow morning at 7:30 am PST / 10:30 am EST at https://t.co/8NGp7qggLw – we will be streaming a LIVE press conference: Women share firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by Trump and demand an investigation. #16womenandtrump
— Brave New Films (@bravenewfilms) December 11, 2017
There should be an investigation. Trump surrogates are claiming people already knew about these allegations and voted for Trump anyway, so no backsies. But there was never an investigation, and he wasn’t an elected official then. There should be one now.
Speaking of degenerates, AL.com reports that two polls show Roy Moore with a lead over Doug Jones in the AL senate race. But a Fox News poll shows Jones with a big lead:
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 11, 2017
Is this Fox News trying to goose Moore supporters to the polls? Possibly.
What else is going on? Did anyone else binge-watch “The Crown” this weekend? Open thread!