National Security Threat Donald Trump Claims His Request for Russia to Hack Hillary Was Sarcasm

National Security Threat Donald Trump Claims His Request for Russia to Hack Hillary Was Sarcasm

Here's what he says he actually meant.

Published July 28, 2016

Yesterday, during a news conference in Miami, Donald Trump made several comments that once again made sane and logical people everywhere think, “Did he really just say that?”

A few of the highlights were when Trump danced around the tax return issue, his confusing Tim Kaine for a former Governor of New Jersey and when he told a female MSNBC reporter to “be quiet.” However, nothing quite stood up to the moment when Donald Trump personally asked Russia to hack the emails of Hillary Clinton. 

"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Trump said at the end of the conference. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press."

Immediately afterward, anti-Trump voters began to call his remarks irresponsible and some are saying that it was nothing short of treason.

And now that Trump (or Ivanka or whoever manages the uh-oh moments on his team) has realized that the comments were unfavorable, he is doing what he always does: backtrack.

According to the Donald, his comments were not serious and should not be taken seriously. In fact, he claims he was speaking sarcastically.

“Of course I’m being sarcastic. And they don’t even know frankly if it’s Russia,” Trump said in an interview on Fox News. “They have no idea if it’s Russia, if it’s China, if it’s somebody else. Who knows who it is?”

OK, Mr. Trump, let’s get one thing straight. Russia is a little like Santa Claus, they see us when we are sleeping and know when we’re awake. The honest truth is that they are always listening to what we say, especially when their name is mentioned. If you call for them to hack emails (something that they have clearly already done), they probably will do it again. And the biggest problem is that they won’t just find things to make Clinton look bad, they could potentially find confidential information that would put the entire nation at risk.

This is why Trump’s statements are, in fact, treason. He deliberately made a comment that goes against the national security of the country just to get ahead in the polls. Oh, and when he says he was just “being sarcastic,” he is showing that he clearly doesn’t understand the severity of such statements.

Once again, just another reason that everyone needs to get out and vote this November — or else we are looking at a Trump/Putin nightmare. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)


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