Trump Mocks Clinton Classification Mistake, Makes Mistake Himself

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September 5, 2016 1:23 p.m.

One of Donald Trump’s favorite talking points is his opponent Hillary Clinton’s private email servers and how he feels they put classified documents in jeopardy. But, in a tweet Sunday evening, Trump displayed that he may not know the classification system much better.

Trump mocked Clinton on Twitter for telling FBI investigators during questioning on her email servers that she was not given training on what the marking on certain documents meant and that she could not recall “any briefing or training” that would have told her what the “C” meant.

But, as CNN reported, John Noonan, national security adviser to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and former GOP nominee Mitt Romney, tweeted that Trump did not seem to know what that “C” on documents means either.

According to Noonan, that “C” does not mean classified, but indicates that documents are “confidential” which is a lower security ranking.

Noonan also pointed out on Twitter that “confidential” is the lowest level of classification information can have. Trump has not followed up on Noonan’s tweet as of this posting.

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