Donald Trump was unable to produce any evidence on Thursday when pressed over his claims regarding Hillary Clinton’s email server, Media Matters reported.
“She shouldn’t have had a personal server, okay?” Trump told NBC News anchor Lester Holt. “She shouldn’t have had it, it’s illegal. What she did is illegal. Now she might not be judged that way because we have a rigged system, but what she did is illegal. She shouldn’t have had a personal server.”
“But is there any evidence it was hacked other than routine phishing?” Holt asked.
“I think I read that, and I heard it,” Trump replied. “And somebody also gave me that information.”
“Where?” Holt asked.
“I will report back to you,” Trump said. “I will give it to you.”
“You said it with such certainty yesterday,” Holt observed, making reference to the presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s speech attacking Clinton on Wednesday.
“I don’t know if certainty. Probably she was hacked,” Trump said. “You know what, you can be hacked and not know but it she probably was hacked. The fact is she should not have had a personal server.”
Trump also dodged when Holt pressed him on his accusation that Clinton was “sleeping” during the fatal attack in Benghazi, which Clinton refuted while speaking under oath.
“She might have been sleeping. What?” Trump said. “Because she put out a tweet, somebody said she put out a tweet, therefore she wasn’t sleeping? Nobody else could put out a tweet?”
Watch footage from the interview, as posted by Media Matters, below.
Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’
On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.
"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."
The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.
Trump says he has "no problem" with North Korea testing missiles because they are just "short-range missiles" that are "very standard." pic.twitter.com/fdKtQ6yrBE
Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.