During a press conference today in Miami, Florida, Donald Trump was criticized by many after saying this:
“It would be interesting to see, I will tell you this, Russia, if you’re listening I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” the Republican nominee said at a news conference in Florida. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
Trump supporter Newt Gingrich said the GOP nominee was joking but the Trump campaign was more vague about it:
The media seems more upset by Trump's joke about Russian hacking than by the fact that Hillary's personal server was vulnerable to Russia
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) July 27, 2016
— Patrick Reis (@Patrick_C_Reis) July 27, 2016
The Clinton campaign jumped on Trump’s comments, accusing him of inviting a threat to national security:
The Clinton campaign responds to Trump on Russia. Says he's encouraging a foreign power to conduct espionage. pic.twitter.com/9aqQKEFNmN
— Shawn Johnson (@SJohnsonWPR) July 27, 2016
That’s rich, coming from Team Hillary:
Define irony: Hillary campaign accusing someone of creating a national security risk. https://t.co/M8O8AY3RQB
— @JackIsWackLikeCrack (@JohnS877) July 27, 2016
Installing unsecured email servers for top secret communications in your bathroom encourages espionage. https://t.co/6sFf6PQAz5
— 4Γruth.Λnd.Яeasoи (@4TruthAndReason) July 27, 2016
Besides, how could Hillary’s personal, non work-related emails compromise national security?
Hillary's old yoga and wedding plans compromise national security https://t.co/Q20IlNVv33
— Tad Karpis (@tkarpis) July 27, 2016
LOL Trump Encouraging Espionage on Emails that Hillary Claimed were about Yoga and a Wedding!
Truth Explosion! https://t.co/LRfBMfYWc5
— Tom in Orlando (@tjm0072003) July 27, 2016
All this over emails that were "personal", "not work related", and "not classified"?
— Nate Mircovich (@chronoblip) July 27, 2016