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Trump Shows He Does Not Know Something in Tweet About Importance of Knowing Things

Donald Trump speaks at the American Legion Convention in Cincinnati on Thursday.

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Before deriding someone, it is generally advisable to make sure you are not about to immediately open yourself up to that same derision. For example, if you are going to make fun of someone for pronouncing a word incorrectly (snob), make sure that you do not then go on to misspeak. For another, if you are going to tease your partner for forgetting a grocery item, be certain, on your next trip to the store, not to neglect to pick up the seltzer. For a final example, if you are running for president and wondering aloud on social media how on Earth your opponent doesn’t know what it means when an email is marked with C, make sure you yourself actually know. Per CNN:

The FBI had released a report Friday that detailed its investigation of Clinton’s email use at the State Department along with notes from the bureau’s interview with Clinton. According to that report, Clinton told the FBI she was unaware that the “c” markings in certain emails denoted the presence of confidential information.

Donald J. Trump, Republican candidate for president, asked the following on Twitter:

Good, if dramatic, question. For the answer, America and this CNN article turn to John Noonan, national security adviser to Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney.

How can this be happening?

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