Trump eggs on Russian email hackers. What must David Kernell think?

Do you remember David Kernell? If not, we’ll get back to him in a second.

First, the Republican nominee for president of the United States, Donald Trump, this morning cheered Russian cybercriminals who are alleged to have hacked his Democratic opponent’s email and urged them to make public whatever they have stolen. Trump did this not over beers but in front of reporters at a press conference, after which he scolded one of the reporters to “be quiet” after she had the temerity to press him on whether a presidential candidate should be encouraging cybercrime.

From a report on Talking Points Memo:

“By the way, if they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails. I hope they do,” the GOP nominee told reporters, referring to Russia, who security experts suspect was behind the hack. “They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted.”

He also addressed the country directly: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you can find the 33,000 emails that are missing.”

Cheering and egging on criminals: That this is yet another example of the man’s unfitness for any leadership position whatsoever – never mind leader of the free world – should go without saying.