Publicity-shy reality TV show host, avid Twitterholic, and hopeful first-time politician Donald Trump has somehow managed to grab the headlines again.
The Republican nomination for the most important job in the world has done what he does best (steal the news agenda from things which are probably more important) by seemingly asking Russian hackers to help him out in his upcoming presidential bunfight with Hillary Clinton.
Here is what Donald Trump said at a press conference, referring to the tactically-timed leak of emails from the Democratic National Committee's network:
"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let's see if that happens."
Some, of course, have suggested that the DNC email hack was perpetrated by Russian hackers.
The Trumpster stepped back a little in a subsequent tweet, where he acknowledged the possibility that it could be another country instead of Russia that hacked the Democrats, or indeed an individual:
"If Russia or any other country or person has Hillary Clinton's 33,000 illegally deleted emails, perhaps they should share them with the FBI!"
Even with that minor correction, it does sound as though Donald Trump may have just encouraged President Putin and his cronies to provide him with some ammunition to help him win the US presidential election in November.
Of course, if you love Trump you will just laugh and say "that guy! he's such a card!". And if you don't love Trump you won't laugh, and might possibly use a different four-letter word beginning with C.
Judging by Cher's response - yes, *that* Cher - she is definitely unimpressed about Donald Trump asking a hostile government to engage in "cybor warfare".
What I don't understand is how Cher can be *so* good at using emojis, and yet hasn't worked out how to turn off Caps-Lock.
By the way, Donald Trump might have some history in encouraging hackers to target high-up politicians: