Famed reporter Carl Bernstein says Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE’s controversial comments Wednesday on Russia should end his presidential run.

“Today, we have reached a tipping point in this election,” Bernstein said Wednesday on CNN. "This is a disqualifying event for a president of the United States.”


Bernstein, who famously helped uncover the Watergate scandal, said Democrats should capitalize on Trump’s remarks and keep the billionaire from reaching the White House.

“It ought to be apparent to all, and the Democrats should be able to make the case, that he is manifestly unsuited to be the president of the United States because of his recklessness with the national security,” Bernstein said.

He dismissed comparisons between Trump’s comments and Clinton’s use of a personal email server while she was secretary of State, calling them "apples and oranges."

“Say what you will about Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump's economic approval takes hit in battleground states: poll This is how Democrats will ensure Trump's re-election The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE,” he said. "Nobody’s been rougher on her than I about her server and its recklessness."

Trump earlier Wednesday said he hopes the Russian hackers suspected of breaching Democratic National Committee systems also have Clinton’s deleted emails.

“If they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails. I hope they do. They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted. You’d see some beauties, so we’ll see," he said during a press conference at his Miami-area hotel.

“Russia, if you are listening, I hope you are able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you probably will be mightily rewarded by the press.”

Clinton last year gave approximately 30,000 work-related emails to the State Department from the personal storage device she used during her tenure there. Another trove totaling about 30,000 more messages were deleted, with Clinton calling them personal in nature.