Be quiet, I know you want to save Clinton: Trump tells reporter during presser
Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump during a press conference asked a female reporter to “be quiet” following a heated discussion.world Updated: Jul 28, 2016 11:19 IST
Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump during a press conference asked a female reporter to “be quiet” following a heated discussion.
The incident occurred during a presser in Florida on Wednesday, during which NBC News’ correspondent Katy Tur asked the real estate mogul whether he had “any qualms about asking a foreign government, Russia, China, anybody, to interfere, to hack into a system of anybody in this country,” the New York Magazine reported.
Tur pressed him, reading back one of his own quotes, to which he replied, “Well, they probably have [the emails]. I’d like to have them released.”
“Does that not give you pause?” Tur asked.
Trump replied, “No, it gives me no pause. If they have them they have them. I’d like to have them released.” As Tur continued talking, Trump said, “You know what gives me more pause? That a person in our government — crooked Hillary Clinton — be quiet; I know you want to, you know, save her — that a person in our government, Katy, would delete or get rid of 33,000 emails ... now if Russia, or China, or any other country has those emails, to be honest with you I’d love to see them.”
The NBC News correspondent asked no further questions.
On Wednesday, Trump was at the centre of an uproar after he said that Russia should help find Clinton’s missing emails on the personal server that she used to conduct official business as secretary of state but deemed private and did not hand over to the State Department.
First Published: Jul 28, 2016 11:19 IST