Donald Trump called on Russia to find the thousands of emails that went missing during Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State.
The Republican candidate’s comments have brought forward critics and concerns about the future of national security, as many believe that Russia will react by being more aggressive in their cyber-espionage tactics.
“Hacking email is a criminal activity. And he’s asked a foreign government — a murderous, repressive regime — to attack not just one of our citizens but the Democratic presidential candidate? Of course it’s a national security threat,” former National Security Council official Philip Reiner stated.
Asking Russia to meddle in the elections
Many scholars and security experts have called Trump’s comments an attack on the Constitution. In an attempt to lash out at Clinton’s email scandal, which has been the point of leverage for the GOP to criticize her since the beginning of the campaign, Trump has once more caused an uproar by barging against American politics and principles.
“It would be interesting to see, I will tell you this, Russia, if you’re listening I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” stated the Republican presidential candidate.
Trump has already been dangerously perceived as a friend to Russia and Vladimir Putin, but his supporters claim that the state mogul was actually ‘joking’, and not calling on a rival foreign power to spy on his political opponent. His determination in hurting Hillary Clinton will eventually backfire, as there is no justification in a political leader calling upon foreign entities to spy on fellow citizens.
Yet another of Trump’s golden remarks
Not a single politician or scholar has deemed Trump’s comments as thoughtful. Clinton’s supporters have now leaned on the fact that they do not only face a powerful opponent, known for rallying those that are frustrated with how they believe politics takes place in the U.S. They also face a national security threat in the form of an irresponsible leader who doesn’t care about the integrity of the nation he’s representing if that means hurting his opponents.
Some suggest that the contents of Clinton’s emails may not be as scandalous as the public may think, as it is an issue that has already been laid to rest by the federal system of justice. Hillary Clinton’s strategy may be one of letting his Republican adversary waste effort and energy criticizing something without a real weight on the electoral race. On the other hand, Trump’s actions and demagogy have led voters to perceive him as a potential danger to their way of life.
The Democratic National Convention has highlighted American values and principles, while the delegates try to rally their forces behind the first female candidate to lead a major party in the United States. Even if Hillary Clinton may not be the favorite presidential nominee, as Sanders’ supporters have shown earlier this week, the goal is to defeat Trump.
Both Republicans and Democrats have reasons to oppose Trump’s politics, and his last remarks asking for Russia to intervene in the presidential race by promoting a scandal is another proof of his escalating flamboyancy and disregard for tradition in politics. As the elections come closer, these events will become more common with each passing week.