Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe MORE on Monday jokingly thanked former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) for his role in the FBI's investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHeller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 MORE's private email server.
"I never thought we would be saying thank you to Anthony Weiner," the GOP presidential nominee said at a rally in Warren, Mich. "I never liked you, Anthony."
Trump's comments come after the FBI announced Friday that they were examining newly discovered emails found on the former congressman's laptop that were "pertinent" to their probe into Clinton's private server.
Those emails were uncovered during a separate investigation into Weiner, the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
Weiner is being investigated for allegedly sending sexually explicit texts to an underage girl. The bureau has obtained a warrant to search 650,000 emails on Weiner’s.
The revelation that the FBI is examining new emails in connection with their Clinton probe stunned political observers and upended the presidential race with just a week until Election Day.
Trump called Weiner a “major sleaze” at a weekend rally.
A reporter from The Daily Beast noted on Twitter that Trump has previously donated to Weiner.
Hmmmmm. pic.twitter.com/zawiOP3Uvd— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) October 31, 2016
Trump made his remarks at a rally in Michigan. The GOP nominee is making a last-minute push in the traditionally blue state. Clinton holds a 7-point lead in the state in RealClearPolitics polling average.