Audience Breaks Rules, Cheers When Trump Mentions Deleted Hillary Emails

Posted: Sep 26, 2016 9:48 PM

Lester Holt was forced to admonish the audience at Monday night's presidential debate based on how they reacted to GOP nominee Donald Trump's referencing his opponent's ongoing email scandal.

Holt asked Trump why he hasn't released his tax returns, to which Trump asked why Hillary Clinton's staff deleted 30,000 of her emails during her time in the State Department. As soon as he said the word "emails," the audience cheered and applauded. Holt then reminded the crowd they are supposed to hold their applause until the end of the debate.

"I made a mistake" and I take responsibility for using a private server, Clinton responded. 

"That's for sure," Trump agreed.

"That was not a mistake," he added. "That was done purposely. I think it's disgraceful. And the country thinks it's disgraceful too."