It is commonly accepted that he was just off-the-cuff on his remark to Putin at a rally. Why keep bringing it up that way. It was his way of highlighting the horrible things that Hillary, has done. He was speaking to United States citizens, who almost had Hillary as a president. Now there is a criminal for you. He wasn’t asking Putin to do anything.
But you know that. Why harp incorrectly about it. The drill is obvious.
You understand NOTHING about the top powers in the world. When you or I say BS somewhere that's the furthest it goes. When a leader, prime minister, dictator, president, whatever, says something, there is a cadre of folks who analyse every word for policy clues. You probably didn't know that kind of thing goes on. So then what happens is those analyst folks talk to their upper levels and the word gets to the top, Kim Jon Un, Putin, Hussain, whoever, and THOSE folks make decisions based on that analysis.
It was no coincidence Trump says, Russia, if you are listening....
OF COURSE THEY ARE LISTENING. What did you THINK would be going on in an adversarial country? These are not just country bumpkins making noises, the words they say may be taken as jokes to the likes of you but I can assure you those folks in those other counties don't take ANYTHING said as a joke.
The result was within 6 hours the cyber attack was on. That was NOT a coincidence. That was CAUSE AND EFFECT.
The problem with what Trump said yesterday 'I don't call the FBI, ever, that's not how it works' and 'If a country, Norway, says they have dirt on a political opponent, I'll read it, maybe I go the FBI, maybe I don't'
THAT tells opponents 'we have an in, all we have to do his feed him crap and he will be in our pockets'
THAT is how it REALLY works.