Donald Trump held a long press conference Wednesday, answering and deflecting questions about the DNC email hacks and his own business connections to Russia. While Trump downplayed his ties to Russia, he did encourage hackers to keep going, saying: "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing." Trump was referring to 30,000 emails from Hillary Clinton's private email server.
NBC reporter Katy Tur attempted to clarify: did Donald Trump really just ask a foreign government to hack into his political rival? Tur began: "Do you have any qualms about asking a foreign government — Russia, China, anybody — to interfere, to hack into a system of anybody's . . ." But before Tur could get to the end of her question, Trump jumped in. And as she tried to finish, Trump snapped, "Be quiet!" He went on, "I know you want to, you know, save her," implying Tur is biased toward Clinton.
Here's how Twitter reacted:
Donald Trump told @KatyTurNBC to "be quiet" -- what planet do I live on?
— Michelle Kinney (@MichelleKinney) July 27, 2016
In case you're keeping score: Donald Trump today:
--Asked Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's emails
--Told a female reporter to "be quiet"
— Tim Williams (@realtimwilliams) July 27, 2016
Last night a woman was nominated to be first female president of the United States. Today, Donald Trump just told @KatyTurNBC to "be quiet".
— Chris Albers (@ChrisAlbersNY) July 27, 2016
— Rob Pinto (@Robthepromoter) July 27, 2016