S. Noble, Independent Sentinel
Donald Trump stole the limelight from Hillary and the DNC Wednesday when he held a presser in Miami and suggested sarcastically that Russia might want to find Hilary Clinton’s tens of thousands of lost and deleted emails.
“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.”
Obviously that’s a joke, a sarcastic joke,but not everyone has an understanding of that because the left was calling for his head over it today with one commentator suggesting it bordered on treason. Others said you can’t joke about something this serious.
If we can’t joke, what’s left?
The media in their hysteria claimed Trump was encouraging an enemy to conduct espionage. It’s odd that Barack Obama won applause for beating down Mitt Romney during a 2012 presidential debate when Romney said Russia was a dangerous geo-political enemy. It’s also odd that they would call them an enemy when they are technically an ally. Didn’t Hillary reset our relationship with them after all.
Bret Baier knew Trump was being sarcastic. Honestly, how could anyone take it any other way?
Bret Baier spoke with Charles Krauthammer about Trump’s comments and the fallout today.
Krauthammer said Trump very cleverly got the Clinton campaign to admit the deleted e-mails were really work-related which would mean she obstructed justice.
“Well, that was his parting shot, and it was a clever thing to plan, because it is an issue. But I do think there was something about his reference to Russia which, whether planned or not, is extremely clever.
“I’m not the first point out that it set a trap that the Clinton campaign fell right into. In that statement that you showed from the Clinton campaign, it said, you know, you’re inviting a foreign power to invade our national security. Now, these are the e-mails that she deleted because they were supposedly private. The ones that were supposedly not work related. These are the ones where she discusses her yoga lessons and wedding planning. So if that’s what really is in the 30,000 deleted e-mails, then there’s no national security to be involved at all.”
“So the Clinton campaign ends up admitting that perhaps there really is work related, if not classified stuff, on the e-mails which she deleted, which I think would be the grounds for a charge of obstruction.”
This presser was stunning. Trump gave an excellent performance. Reporters started out badgering him about the latest distraction saying that he was somehow colluding with Putin to hack the DNC servers. A totally absurd idea.
Trump brought up the fact that she hasn’t had a press conference in 285 days and explained why she hasn’t.
He also mentioned that if it is Russia, it shows how little respect they have for us by hacking in.
This is worth listening to, really, it’s very clever and he takes every question from the media.