Donald Trump Trots Out Yet Another Ridiculous Email Theory

This was one of many absurd things he said during the first presidential debate.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump couldn’t get through a 90-minute debate without callously commenting on an imaginary person’s weight.

During the first presidential debate on Monday, Trump offered the following speculation on who may have been behind the cyber attack that hit the Democratic National Committee’s email servers this summer:

“I don’t think anybody knows it was Russia that broke into the DNC,” he said. “I mean, it could be Russia. But it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting their bed that weights 400 pounds, OK? You don’t know who broke into DNC.”

Trump made a similar comment shortly after the hack, while mocking rumors that Russian hackers had leaked emails partly to help him.

Trump also held a press conference, during which he said he “hoped” Russian hackers had uncovered Clinton’s deleted emails. The GOP nominee said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.



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