The 81-year-old commented on his reelection rationale at a fundraising event with Democratic political donors.
Parts of the roof and other debris were blown into the air during the explosion.
He robbed an Ohio bank of US$215,000.
The New York City Police Department said a girl called to report the incident in Queens' Far Rockaway neighbourhood and said "her cousin is killing her family members".
"To have your child call and cry and say, 'I don't want to die' - it's awful."
It's one of many civil and criminal cases against the Republican candidate for the 2024 US presidential election.
The rise in cases has become a global issue.
He also wrongly told voters his grandparents had fled the Nazis during World War II.
Former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger died on Wednesday at his home in Connecticut at the age of 100, Kissinger Associates, Inc said in a statement.