Donald Trump suggests DNC hacker could be person that 'weighs 400 pounds'

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After the first presidential debate Monday evening, it would appear that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has very little clue what to do when it comes to the cybersecurity of the United States.

While Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton suggested Russia was one of the main culprits behind the Democratic National Committee hack, Trump had his own take on the situation:

"I don't think anybody knows it was Russia that broke into the DNC. She's saying Russia, Russia, Russia. Maybe it was. It could be Russia but it could also be China. It could also be lots of people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, ok? You don't know who broke into DNC."

Yes, Trump used a common internet trope to help describe his thoughts on cybersecurity. Of course, Twitter was quick to react to Trump's statement that the hacker was an overweight person sitting on their bed.

Trump went on to invoke the knowledge of his 10-year-old son. "He has computers. He is so good with these computers. It's unbelievable," Trump said of his son, Baron. "The security aspect of cyber is very tough and maybe it's hardly doable." 

Indeed, Trump is so ignorant on issues of cybersecurity, he is willing to appeal to almost anyone for help. In July, Trump called on Russia to hack into the U.S. government to recover Clinton's "30,000 emails that are still missing." 

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Ashley Edwards is a news editor for Mic covering breaking and trending news. She previously worked at the New York Daily News and PIX11 News.

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