This election season may be chaotic, unprecedented, and borderline insane, but at least it’s also going to be fun. Trump’s a master at pushing people’s buttons and controlling the media, so watching him mercilessly troll Hillary Clinton should be hoot. If today’s Trump press conference is anything to go by, he’s locked and loaded for bear.
After outline some new, and very positive, poll numbers The Donald was asked about his alleged admiration for Vladimir Putin.
While he denies having anything to do with the KGB goon turned President, he did ask him for a favor…
In case you can’t see the clip, Trump dug into the DNC email hack and the rumor that Putin’s people were behind it. Then, he asks the Russians to do more:
“I’ve never spoken to him. I don’t know anything about him other than he will respect me. He doesn’t respect our president. If it is Russia, which it’s probably not, nobody knows who it is, but if it is Russia, it’s really bad for a different reason. Because it shows how little respect they have for our country. When they would hack into a major party – and get everything. But 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. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens.”
Since it’s long been rumored that the Russians may have had access to Hillary’s secret, unsecured, wiped-then-not-wiped, home server, it’s not out of the question that this could come to pass. Regardless of who the source of the leak is, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has stated that there’s “a lot more to come.” …So Trump may just get his wish.
UPDATE (Dan): The New York Times has no sense of humor. Either that or they knew how ridiculous this story was, but pretened to think it was serious in an attempt to damage Trump. My money is on the former because I really do think they’re that humorless and dumb.