During his Thursday night rally, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump briefly waded into the new report showing that a top aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department traveled to New York to interview individuals for a job at the Clinton Foundation.
Opening up his event in Kissimmee, Trump discussed his affection for emails after new emails released this week showed renewed connections between work at the State Department at the Clinton Foundation despite Clinton signing a pledge to not create any conflicts between the two entities. According to the report, Cheryl Mills, Clinton's former chief of staff at the State Department, interviewed candidates for high level jobs at the Clinton Foundation, traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York to do so.
"So much corruption. So much is being learned," Trump said vaguely to kick off his event. "Aren't emails a wonderful thing? Right? What a great invention!"
"Things came out over the last two hours," Trump said, but abruptly declined to jump into the issue, saying that he didn't want to mention it because the media "will play it down," adding that the new report is "very, very serious."
Throughout the rally, he kept hitting Clinton and President Obama, especially the latter for the increase in national debt, mow over $19 trillion, during his administration. But Trump once again reaffirmed his love for debt, saying that he loves it "individually," but not "for countries."
"I've always loved debt, I must be honest with you. I don't love it for countries, but I love it individually," Trump said, holding up a chart of the national debt. "Things work out good, that's great. If it don't, you renegotiate... But I've always loved debt. I understand debt better, maybe, than anybody."
Trump also repeated his assertion that Obama is the "founder" of the Islamic State due to his decision to not leave a residual force in Iraq. Trump made the comment twice earlier in the day during interviews with CNBC and radio host Hugh Hewitt.
"I've been saying that Barack Obama is the founder!" Trump said, emphasizing the last word. "If he would have — folks, we never should have been in Iraq. We were going to destabilize the Middle East. I said it. I was a civilian. Nobody cares. I was a civilian... We should have never ended it the way they ended it."
"Barack Obama, No. 1, is incompetent, and No. 2, he is the founder [of the Islamic State] in a true sense," Trump added.
The GOP nominee is set to hold two events in Pennsylvania on Friday, an afternoon rally in Erie and a nightcap in Altoona.