Donald Trump rejected claims that he is friendly with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, going so far as to say that the DNC email hack wasn't actually done by the Russians — despite that being the FBI's leading theory. It was "probably China," Trump suggested, "or it could be somebody sitting in his bed."
Trump was met by a number of questions from the press in Florida about his relationship with Putin, who he said last year he "got to know ... very well because we were both on 60 Minutes, we were stablemates." But on Wednesday, Trump said, "I never met Putin. I don't know who Putin is ... I don't know anything about him other than that he'll respect me."
Again pressed about the DNC email hack, Trump said, "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 [Hillary Clinton] emails that are missing."
"I have nothing to do with Russia!" Trump moaned when someone asked him about it again. Watch the surreal moment, below. Jeva Lange