At a press conference, Donald Trump discussed the DNC email leak scandal and whether he thought Russia was behind it. He explained that blaming Russia was a total distraction. Here’s what he had to say:
“It’s just a total deflection. This whole thing with Russia.
“In fact, I saw [Hillary’s] campaign manager – I don’t know his title – Mook? I saw him on television, and they asked him about Russia and the hacking.
“By the way, if they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails – I hope they do. They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted, because you’d see some beauties there. So let’s see.
“But I watched this guy Mook, and he talked about, “We think it was Russia that hacked.” Now, first of all, it was what was said on those [emails] that’s so bad. But he said – I watched it – I think he was live. He said, ‘We think it was Russia that hacked.’ And then he said – and I’m just an innocent person sitting and watching television, as I’ve been doing. And then he said, ‘Uhh, could be Trump. Yeah, yeah, Trump. Oh yeah, Trump.’
“It reminded me of Jon Lovitz for Saturday Night Live in [‘Pathological Liars Anonymous’], where he goes, ‘Yeah, yeah, I went to Harvard. Yeah, yeah.’ This is the guy. You have to see it. ‘Yeah, it could be Trump…’
“So, it’s so far-fetched. It’s so ridiculous. Honestly, I wish I had that power. I’d love to have that power.
“But Russia has no respect for our country. And that’s why – if it is Russia, nobody even knows, it’s probably China, or it could be somebody sitting in his bed. But it shows how weak we are. It shows how disrespected we are…
“Assuming it’s Russia or China, the major countries and competitors, it’s a total sign of disrespect for our country. Putin and the leaders throughout the world have no respect for our country anymore, and they certainly have no respect for our leader. So, I know nothing about it. It’s one of the most far-fetched I’ve ever heard.”
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