Trump Urges Russia To Cyber Attack United States, Tells Them They’ll Be Rewarded

Trump Urges Russia To Cyber Attack United States, Tells Them They’ll Be Rewarded

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. You will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens.”

Those were the words spoken by Republican presidential nominee and party standard-bearer Donald Trump during a Wednesday morning press conference. Dealing with questions regarding his financial and political ties to Russia amidst investigations pointing to the Russian government being responsible for hacking into the DNC’s emails, Trump gave perhaps the most dangerous and unhinged statements of his campaign. And, frankly, that is saying something.



The real estate mogul brushed off the notion that Putin and the Russians are behind these recent cyber attacks against the Democratic Party. Stating that he doesn’t think that Russia had anything to do with it, he pointed out that he has never met Russian leader Vladimir Putin not has anything to do with Russian. At the same time, he didn’t discourage Putin from involving himself in America’s election.

“I’m not going to tell Putin what to do. Why should I tell Putin what to do?”

Earlier in the day during an interview with CBS, campaign manager Paul Manafort, a person who advised pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians in the past, reiterated that Trump would never release his tax returns in response to questions about Trump’s financial dealings with Russian investors. It has been reported that Trump may be in debt to Russian lenders due to his inability to obtain credit through American banks.

Reporters and pundits were aghast at the site of Trump casually calling for a geopolitical rival of the United States to cyber-invade this country in order to take down a political rival.



Of course, this won’t make one lick of difference to his most ardent supporters. They love Trump because he represents their white resentment, will get rid of all the brown people, is an authoritarian strongman who will keep them safe and will Make America Great Again!

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.