The mainstream media has been all atwitter about something Donald Trump said yesterday...on Twitter. They've been treating it as the long-awaiting implosion of Trump's campaign for president. But now they're getting mocked by one of their own.
Trump wrote, "If Russia or any other country or person has Hillary Clinton's 33,000 illegally deleted emails, perhaps they should share them with the FBI!"
According to the New York Times, Trump also said during a news conference, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
The comments sent the media into hysterics as they rushed to see who would be the first to condemn him for allegedly advocating a foreign invasion of American classified information. But today, leftist British journalist Piers Morgan called out the mainstream media in an incredible and unexpected way.
"Trump makes a funny, obvious joke about Russia going after Hillary's emails & U.S. media goes insane with fury. He plays them so easily...." Piers wrote on Twitter.
Shortly after, Piers defended his statement by saying, "I'm just an observer who called Trump's success when everyone else ridiculed him. He knows exactly what he's doing. Yes, it made me chuckle. Anyone who thinks he was being serious is a complete halfwit. I'm a Trump friend, but I wouldn't vote for him. I do, though, think he's waged a stunningly effective campaign. Trump basically puts out his fishing rod every day & the whole U.S. media bites. Every single time. It's masterful media manipulation."
After continued criticism by his anti-Trump followers, Piers asked, "What's more dangerous: using a private, unsecured email server as Secretary of State, or making a joke about Russia accessing the emails? The fact Russia may already have Hillary's private emails as SoS is rather more concerning, no?"
An hour later, Piers noticed traffic to his Twitter account had skyrocketed, netting him 6,694,282 impressions in the past 24 hours, with the majority of the impressions within the past two hours.
Piers then tried to assure his liberal followers that he hadn't suddenly abandoned them by saying one Clinton he could vote for would be Bill.