Ben Shapiro says Trump mishandled classified documents “not for any nefarious purpose, but because Trump likes things and so he takes them”

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Citation From the June 8, 2023, edition of The Daily Wire's The Ben Shapiro Show

BEN SHAPIRO (HOST): There's no question that the legal apparatus of the United States has been turned on Donald Trump. Now, to be fair, Donald Trump has a habit of playing with circumstances that open himself up to these sorts of investigations. That's does not mean, however, that he should be prosecuted. He's a guy who's constantly skating on the edge. But skating on the edge does not mean that you should be prosecuted if similarly situated people are not prosecuted. Presumably, this prosecution that they're talking about from Jack Smith is about the classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. As we all know, this is silly.


Well, is there any evidence that Donald Trump meant to take these documents home to Mar-a-Lago and then hand them off to Vladimir Putin under cover of darkness? You remember, those were all the rumors at the time. The rumors at the time when this broke was that he was selling off our nuclear codes to the Chinese or some such nonsense. And it turns out those were all crap. The theory that I had from the beginning was correct. That, basically, Trump was like, I like that document. It's nice. It's signed by Kim Jong Un. He and I are friends. Take it home. They call him Kim Jong Un. That was the actual reason he had the documents. Not for any nefarious purpose, but because Trump likes things and so he takes them. By the way, that's not even unique to Trump. Bill Clinton really liked a lot of the stuff at the White House, and he just took it with him when he left in 2000. You remember this? He, like, took the cutlery in 2000 because Bill Clinton is trailer trash. But it is an amazing thing that they are now talking about prosecuting Trump over mishandling of classified documents.