Donald Trump Talking About 'Cyber', Presented Without Comment

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These are actual words that came out of a US Presidential Candidate's mouth at a serious Presidential Candidate debate -- a word-for-word transcript -- presented without comment.

You know what? You should read them out loud. Go on, do it.

As far as the cyber, I agree to parts of what Secretary Clinton said, we should be better than anybody else, and perhaps we're not. I don't know if we know it was Russia who broke into the DNC.

She's saying Russia, Russia, Russia. Maybe it was. It could also be China, it could be someone sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds. You don't know who broke into DNC, but what did we learn? We learn that Bernie Sanders was taken advantage of by your people. By Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Look what happened to her. But Bernie Sanders was taken advantage of. Now, whether that was Russia, whether that was China, whether it was another country, we don't know, because the truth is, under President Obama we've lost control of things that we used to have control over. We came in with an internet, we came up with the internet.

And I think Secretary Clinton and myself would agree very much, when you look at what ISIS is doing with the internet, they're beating us at our own game. ISIS. So we have to get very, very tough on cyber and cyber warfare. It is a, it is a huge problem.

I have a son. He's 10 years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers, it's unbelievable. The security aspect of cyber is very, very tough. And maybe it's hardly doable. But I will say, we are not doing the job we should be doing, but that's true throughout our whole governmental society. We have so many things that we have to do better, Lester, and certainly cyber is one of them.

So there you go.



    While people are reading all these Gizmodo articles on funny stuff Trump said, I'd like to point to a very relevant article on Gizmodo's partner site:

      Who said it was funny? It's a transcript, presented without comment.

        It's a part of a transcript selected for the fact that it is humorous. And it is. Very humorous.

          I selected this part of the transcript because of its relevance to technology. If it is found humorous, that's a by-product.

          I would say the truly humorous part is that between Giz, The Verge and Vox, there are least three near-identical articles on this exact transcript. I've lost track of who owns what these days, so knowing that that may explain it better.

          At least two of those sites also did very similar articles focusing on the 400-pound hacker part of the same transcript (why did that need it's own article? it was part of the transcript one, no need to bring extra attention to one part).

    There were some very funny things said by Trump though. From memory he suggested removing firearms but only from immigrants and African Americans, several times he flat out denied saying something that is public record.

    Meanwhile Clinton said some other entertaining things like how Trump is evil because he thinks that women should only earn the same as men if they have the same skills as men (I'm sure that's not what she meant but it sounded funny) and Trump is the devil because he likes beauty pageants.

    All in all it was a pretty funny yet relatively relaxed debate.

    Rather scary... Perhaps he is just so different to what we expect how a world-power leader to be, that we are finding it hard to recognise his qualities? Surely there are some right? For a candidate that might head up the US of A?

    Your Clinton quote isn't funny. I think you need to spend a bit more time with it.

    While I don't particularly like the way they use the word cyber to mean "anything and everything to do with computers, the Internet, and IT security", there's nothing really wrong with his message there. His points were:

    1) The US should be better than anyone else, and perhaps isn't.

    2) He doesn't know who did the hack.

    3) Sanders was taken advantage of by Hillarious people.

    4) Under Obama they lost control of things.

    5) ISIS is ahead when it comes to using the Internet for their purposes.

    6) The US has to get tough about it all.

    7) Unnecessary comment about his son. I don't see the relevance of it.

    8) They aren't doing what, or as well as, they should be doing. That applies to everything about the US government.

    Apart from his lack of eloquence, which is to be expected of modern politicians, I don't see anything particularly ridiculous about it.

      The thing about his son is the tired old "kids know everything about computers and us old people don't".

      Ubercynic. more like Cyberunic. (sorry everyone)

      I really hope his sons computers turn out to be an Xbox and playstation.

      I think you captured what he was trying to say, yes, though many of his individual phrases came out pretty incoherently. Perhaps it's to be expected that he uses cyber as a noun though, if he's that amazed by his 10yo son's leet skillz.

      But there's very little of substance there, just the usual "these problems are huuge disasters, it's all the other side's fault, but I'll make it great again!". And whenever something of substance did come up, most of the time Trump was provably wrong about it (when he wasn't just interrupting Hillary with "No you didn't!")

      Well apart from the fact that every point you made is Bull Shit, or as Trump would say it's "a semi-fact" They are comments and opinions.

      Why didn't he provide any indication of what should have been done? He talks as if there was always an obvious solution to every dynamic world event, but he never gives any meaningful critique of past decisions made by our leader, only that they were wrong. What is it that he would have done?

    1. How many computer do Trump Jr have?
    2. Is Trump Jr going to be the next Head of "Cyber" if Trump become president?
    After all he seems to know a lot about Cyber...

    At 400 pounds... that would make the hacker American.
    Russia and Chinese dont have an obesity problem, the stereotype is they have food shortages. :P

    I've said it before: Anyone who uses the word "Cyber" related to the internet is an idiot, especially as a noun. Cyber is short for Cybernetic, which is machine augmentation of a biological organism.

    Last edited 27/09/16 8:18 pm

      The term "cybernetic" is derived from a Greek word meaning "skilled in steering or governing"

      It was later adapted for use with cybernetic organisms or cyborgs

        Never knew that, thanks. Skilled at governing? How ironic.

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