Katy Tur on Trump’s CPAC Claim About ‘Russia, If You’re Listening…’ Line: No, He Wasn’t Joking

MSNBC’s Katy Tur today recalled that infamous “Russia, if you’re listening…” comment from President Donald Trump about Hillary Clinton‘s emails on the campaign trail, calling him out for saying it was a joke.

Over the weekend, Trump fired up the CPAC crowd and claimed at one point that he was just having fun and joking but the media took him seriously.

Tur played the video of her confronting Trump on those comments and whether they gave him any pause. He said they did not.

“The president’s trying to say it’s a big joke,” she said today. “I was there in the moment, he wasn’t joking. I gave him an out. He did not take that out, as a joke.”

You can watch above, via MSNBC.

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