‘Not true’: Katy Tur – a victim of Trump’s vile words – rips claim president never advocated violence
In a segment responding to Thrusday’s White House press briefing, MSNBC host Katy Tur bashed Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for claiming President Donald Trump “hasn’t advocated violence.”
“I wonder if she knows what she’s saying when she says some of the things she says,” Tur began. “Donald Trump has advocated violence — I saw him do it several times on the campaign trail.”
Tur herself was the target of Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail, when the president’s taunts against her at multiple rallies caused her to need Secret Service protection.
After giving examples of times the president advocated violence at rallies, Tur mentioned that Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a fellow GOP member, denounced Trump on Twitter for his attacks on MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski.
She then turned the mic over to White House correspondent Kristen Welker, who described the scene at the press briefing where Huckabee Sanders “dodged” questions about whether Trump’s tweets about Brzezinski “undercut” the message of unity he was pushing after Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot by a detractor a few weeks prior.
“For Sarah Huckabee Sanders to go out there and say the president hasn’t advocated violence — that is demonstrably not true” Tur continued after Welker’s “overly-diplomatic” rundown of the press briefing.
Watch the entire segment below via MSNBC.