UPDATE (9/30, 11:50 am, EST): After publication, a spokesman for Gov. Cuomo’s office reached out to The Daily Caller, clarifying that his statement was in no way insinuating that the Hoboken crash was the work of America’s “enemies” and was meant as a thank you to New York and New Jersey’s first responders.
Authorities are still investigating the crash and will release details on what caused Thursday’s tragedy when available.
Speaking to reporters at a Thursday press conference, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo raised the possibility that Thursday’s horrific train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey was somehow the work of “enemies” of the United States of America.
“I would like to take this opportunity to say that these are difficult times over these past weeks and months between terrorist attacks and natural disasters,” Cuomo told the gathered crowd of reporters. “We have had our hands full in this country. We have had our hands full in the Northeast.”
“I want to thank the linden police who did an extraordinary job in apprehending Rahami in connection with the Chelsea bombing, and they did a fantastic job,” he continued. “I want to thank the coordination and the cooperation of our neighbors and partners in making that happen.”
“Today is another situation for us to deal with, but, I also believe as many challenges as Mother Nature sends us, or our enemies send us, we are up to handling them,” he noted. “We’ll handle them one at a time, but when we work together, there is nothing that we can’t accomplish and nothing that we cannot over come.”