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Was this Donald Trump’s biggest mistake of the night – and can he fix it?

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A pivotal moment in the first presidential debate between GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton occurred when Clinton admitted that using a private email server was “a mistake.”

But did Trump fully take advantage of the opportunity?

Trump raised the email controversy Monday night when asked about releasing his tax returns, saying he would release them when Clinton released the 33,000 emails she deleted. Clinton acknowledged her poor decision to use a private server was a mistake and while Trump jumped on the admission, the candidate was criticized for not hitting harder.

“That was more than a mistake. That was done purposely. OK?” Trump said in response to his opponent’s mea culpa. “That was not a mistake. That was done purposely. When you have your staff taking the Fifth Amendment — taking the Fifth so they’re not prosecuted. When you have the man that set up the illegal server taking the Fifth, I think it’s disgraceful.”

“And believe me, this country thinks it’s — really thinks it’s disgraceful, also.”

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Trump would have another prime opportunity when cyber security later came up, but again he did not press to the satisfaction of many.

Among those who took to social media to point this out was Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld. Here’s his response, along with a few others from Twitter:

Tom Tillison


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