An Uzbek immigrant to the United States ran down bicyclists in a rented Home Depot truck. After hitting a school bus he jumped out of the truck waving two guns (one apparently a pellet gun and one a paintball gun) after which he was shot twice by police officers.
As of 6 PM while I'm writing this, eight people have died.
It's not exactly news that this low-tech way to attack people in cities is a favored tactic of radical Islamists. And in case you're not sure that's what Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov certainly seems to be as it's reported that he was yelling "Allahu Akhbar" after getting out of his truck.
I realize this is a minor point on a day when people are still suffering, but when a Muslim immigrant does this, it creates enormous support in this country for President Trump's aggressive rhetoric and actions aiming at lessening immigration -- Muslim or otherwise -- into the United States.
We have some excellent and important guests on Wednesday's show:
At 6:15 AM, Senator Cory Gardner joins us to talk about the release of the Republican tax reform plan.
6:36 AM: Lt. Col Ralph Peters (Ret) on the NYC attack and Gen. Kelly's comments on the Civil War
At 7:40 AM, former Congressman Tom Tancredo will discuss his decision to enter the governor's race here in Colorado.
At 8:06 AM, Fox News' Brian Kilmeade joins us to talk about his new book, "Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny", which was just released a week ago. Of course we'll ask Brian about his thoughts and feelings after Tuesday's attack in New York, where he lives now.
And at 8:40 AM, we'll talk with Dr. Tom Krannawitter. Tom has a PhD in political science and is the author of "Vindicating Lincoln" which was endorsed by the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Our topic will be reaction to statements by General John Kelly (USMC Ret), currently President Trump's chief of staff, that the Civil War ensued from an inability of people to compromise. Tuesday's White House press briefing was a mess of reporters asking "gotcha" questions of Sarah Huckabee Sanders regarding Kelly's comments.