Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign accused the White House of downplaying the threat poised by Islamic State, seeking to lay blame following a series of weekend bomb and other incidents.
“Diminishing the threat the Obama administration has allowed to materialize on its watch puts us all at risk and is another reminder that we need new leadership in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump spokesman Jason Miller said in a statement.
Trump’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, will hold a news conference on Monday morning to address the attack.
The statement followed a weekend in which a bomb went off in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29 people, and another explosive device was found nearby. As many as six explosive devices were found in nearby Elizabeth, New Jersey, and a pipe bomb exploded near a New Jersey shore town further south.