Hayes Pummeled on Twitter for Saying America is ‘Very Lucky’ Bomber Used Explosives Not Guns


MSNBC host Chris Hayes is drawing quite a bit of flak on Monday morning, having said that America was “very very lucky” that the suspect behind this weekend’s bombings used explosives as his method of attack.

As the news broke that Ahmad Rahami was taken into custody in connection to the attacks in Manhattan and New Jersey, Hayes issued this peculiar tweet:

Unfortunately for Hayes’ Twitter feed, quite a few people were not so impressed by what he had to say:

Hayes, for his part, shook the backlash right off:

Of course, National Review editor Charles C. W. Cooke followed up and demonstrated how the criticism for Hayes didn’t just stop right there:

UPDATE – 2:10 p.m. ET: As Hayes continues to field criticism, he explained that he was only trying to make a point about how none of the attacks this weekend resulted in any deaths.

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