CNN’s Jake Tapper recently asked Donald Trump Jr. whether he believes that it was Russian hackers that leaked emails showing how the Democratic Party tried to help Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders in the Primaries, leaving him angry.
The rumor started when Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, told CNN that the Russians have a hand in helping Trump’s campaign.
“What’s disturbing to us is that experts are telling us that Russian state actors broke into the DNC, stole these emails, and other experts are now saying that the Russians are releasing these emails for the purpose of actually helping Donald Trump,” Mook said. “I don’t think it’s coincidental that these emails were released on the eve of our convention here… I think we also need to be concerned that we also saw last week at the Republican convention that Trump and his allies made changes to the Republican platform to make it more pro-Russian.”
This was not the first time Trump was said to be pro-Russian.
Trump Jr. was disgusted by the rumors and sharply criticized the Democratic National Committee.
“It’s disgusting, it’s so phony,” he said, growing angry. “I watched them bumbled through the interview, I was able to hear it on audio a little bit. I can’t think of bigger lies, but that exactly goes to show you what the DNC and what the Clinton camp will do.”
“It’s a rigged system, it’s disgusting, and the people should be fed up, cause when I heard it I certainly was,” Trump Jr. said. “I don’t mind a fair fight, but these lies and the perpetuating of that kind of nonsense to try to gain some political capital is just outrageous and he should be ashamed of himself. If a Republican did that they’d be calling for people to bring out the electric chair.”