At a Florida press conference Wednesday, Donald Trump was asked by NBC News correspondent Katy Tur about his wish for Russia to release Hillary Clinton's emails, and he told her to "be quiet." He did this in response to her repeatedly asking him to answer her original question, a process commonly known as "journalism."
Her original question pressed Trump on whether he had “any qualms about asking a foreign government, Russia, China, anybody, to interfere, to hack into a system of anybody in this country.” He did not:
When she again asked if his own statement (about inviting foreign countries to hack the U.S.) gave him pause, he doubled-down:
No, it gives me no pause. If they have them they have them. I'd like to have them released. You know what gives me more pause? That a person in our government — crooked Hillary Clinton — be quiet; I know you want to, you know, save her — that a person in our government, Katy, would delete or get rid of 33,000 emails ... now if Russia, or China, or any other country has those emails, to be honest with you I'd love to see them."
It's not the first time Trump has hated on Tur. Back in July 2015, he called her "a very naive person" and mocked her when she stumbled while pressing him on immigration and crime statistics.