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Katy Tur: It’s Not Trump’s Base Holding Him to Wall Promise –– Conservative Media Is

MSNBC’s Katy Tur argued today it’s not President Donald Trump‘s base holding him to the promise of a border wall––it’s the conservative media.

Tur argued that the conventional wisdom Trump would anger his base if he doesn’t build a wall is false. She brought up a conversation she had with a Trump supporter during the campaign to say that “in the eyes of Trump’s base, whatever Trump is doing is the right thing or he wouldn’t do it.”

This exchange, which she wrote about in her book, features the Trump supporter saying he likes Trump because he’s going to build a wall. When asked what if he doesn’t, the man responded, “I trust his judgment.”

“So no, Donald Trump’s base is not holding him to a wall,” she said. “They never really did. The media has been holding Donald Trump to a wall, specifically the right-wing media that Donald Trump watches every hour of every day, and the President doesn’t want that fight, as least not right now.”

You can watch above, via MSNBC.

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