Despite being the GOP presidential candidate, Donald Trump is still an unprecedented and dangerous fool. How else to explain how Trump basically asked the Russian to hack the United States during a press conference today (July 27) in Florida.
Reports the New York Times:
Donald J. Trump said Wednesday that he hoped Russia had hacked Hillary Clinton’s email, essentially encouraging a foreign power’s cyberspying of a secretary of state’s correspondence.
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Mr. Trump said, staring directly into the cameras. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
Mr. Trump’s call was an extraordinary moment at a time when Russia is being accused of meddling in the U.S. presidential election. His comments came amid questions about the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s computer servers, which researchers have concluded was likely the work of two Russian intelligence agencies.
Later in the news conference, when asked if he was really urging a foreign nation to hack into the private email server of Mrs. Clinton, or at least meddle in the nation’s elections, he dismissed the question. “That’s up to the president,” Mr. Trump said, before finally telling the female questioner to “be quiet — let the president talk to them.”
America, this is not the guy you want with his finger on the button?
Trump will inevitable say he was joking (watch the clip below). But there is nothing funny about espionage during a presidential election, Donald.
Also, where are your tax returns, though?
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