GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday praised WikiLeaks for publishing Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s hacked emails.

“I love WikiLeaks,” he told listeners during a campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., prompting prolonged “Lock her up!” chants from his audience. “It’s amazing how nothing is secret today when you talk about the Internet.”

{mosads}Trump then began reading from sheets of paper some of the details revealed by WikiLeaks’s Friday dump of Clinton’s emails.

“In a speech behind closed doors, ‘Crooked Hillary’ said, ‘Terrorism is not a big threat to our nation,’” Trump said. “Terrorism is a big, big threat. We are riding into something very dangerous.

“In another closed door speech, she wanted to have open borders and open trade with everybody. There go the rest of your jobs.”

Trump said emails deleted from Clinton’s private server during her tenure at the State Department represent a scandal without precedent in U.S. history.

“I have never been so ashamed of this country as I have with what’s going on with Hillary Clinton,” he said.  “I have never seen anything like it.  You have never seen anything like it, 33,000 emails – she deletes them.”

WikiLeaks last Friday made public hacked emails detailing Clinton’s paid speeches to major financial firms.

The emails, which allegedly came from Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta, have not been confirmed. 

“We had a solid middle-class upbringing … and now, obviously, I’m kind of far removed because the life I’ve lived and the economic, you know, fortunes that my husband and I now enjoy, but I haven’t forgotten it,” she allegedly said during a speech to Goldman Sachs and BlackRock in 2014.

“Politics is like sausage being made,” she purportedly said during a 2013 speech to the National Multi-Housing Council in 2013. “It is unsavory, and it’s always been that way, but we usually end up where we need to be.

“But if everybody’s watching, all of the back room discussions and the deals, then people get a little nervous, to say the least.  So, you need both a public and a private position.”

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