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CNN edits out key word from Clinton comments on NYC, NJ explosions

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Hillary Clinton commented on the New York City and New Jersey explosions just hours after they occurred, calling the incidents "bombings" — but you wouldn't know that from watching CNN's coverage.

CNN aired comments Clinton made to the press aboard a plane Saturday night. But in the footage, the cable network didn't broadcast the portion where the Democratic presidential nominee called the explosions "bombings."

"We need to do everything we can to support our first responders, also to pray for the victims. We have to let this investigation unfold. We’ve been in touch with various officials, including the mayor’s office in New York, to learn what they are discovering as they conduct this investigation. And I’ll have more to say about it when we actually know the facts," Clinton said in the clip aired by CNN.

Seconds after Clinton's statement, a reporter sought her response to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's earlier statement that the explosions were caused by "bombs," asking, "Do you have any reaction to the fact that Donald Trump, immediately upon taking the stage tonight, called the explosion in New York a 'bomb'?"

"Well, I think it’s important to know the facts about any incident like this. That’s why it’s critical to support the first responders, the investigators who are looking into it, trying to determine what did happen," Clinton responded.

But as the Hill pointed out, citing an ABC News transcript of Clinton's comments, the former secretary of state didn't avoid calling the explosions "bombings," either. Below are Clinton's full remarks on the New York City and New Jersey explosions:

I’ve been briefed about bombings in New York and New Jersey, and the attacks in Minnesota. Obviously, we need to do everything we can to support our first responders, also to pray for the victims. We have to let this investigation unfold. We’ve been in touch with various officials, including the mayor’s office in New York, to learn what they are discovering as they conduct this investigation. And I’ll have more to say about it when we actually know the facts.

A representative for CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheBlaze.

(H/T: The Hill)

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