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Watch MSNBC’s Katy Tur annihilate Jim Jordan with his own tweets: ‘What if Obama did all of the things Trump’s done?’

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Imagine for a second that President Obama said any of the things Trump has—calling an ongoing investigations into his deeds a “hoax,” firing the head of the FBI to relieve “great pressure” or challenging a special prosecutor in a series of angry tweets.

MSNBC’s Katy Tur asked Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to just do that Monday. Not surprisingly, the Trump-supporting congressman couldn’t wrap his mind around it.

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“What if President Obama did all of the things President Trump has done?” Tur asked.

“He did!” Jordan insisted.

Tur hit Jordan on a number of points—starting with why Trump is so eager to shut down an investigation that’s already led to a raft of indictments and guilty pleas from his senior advisers.

“Don’t you want that investigation to be followed through if you are innocent?” Tur asked.

“Yes, sure, and the White House is clear about that,” Jordan claimed. “But at some point when does it end? It’s been almost a year that we’ve been talking about investigation into the Trump campaign and coordination with Russia—to date and not one bit of evidence suggests there was coordination, any type of collusion.”

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“If the president feels so confidently that he is innocent and feel so confident that it will end well in his favor and if he wants the Mueller investigation to go on unimpeded, why is he tweeting what he’s tweeting?” she asked.

Jordan, of course, had no good answers.

The cherry on top was Tur showing Jordan his own Obama-era tweets about investigations.

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“You have one set conclusions for when it is a Democrat in power and another for when it is a Republican,” she said.

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Watch the exchange below.

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