MSNBC host Katy Tur says that with the ascension of Donald Trump, “decency has been lost.”
“From what I’ve seen the past two and a half years on the campaign trail up until now, if there’s one thing that’s really suffered because of Donald Trump’s candidacy and now his presidency is decency,” Tur said Monday.
Tur, who covered the 2016 campaign for MSNBC, recalled going to Trump rallies and seeing Trump supporters “say pretty terrible things about the opposing candidates or terrible things to the press.”
“I saw men wearing shirts that said Hillary Clinton is a c-word. I heard a man yell ‘assassinate that b,’ but the actual word on Hillary Clinton in the middle of a Donald Trump rally and nobody looked at that man and ‘Hey, maybe that’s a little too much,” Tur said. She went on to recall the time Trump told supporters who engaged in violence that he would pay their legal bills.
“Decency has been lost with Donald Trump’s ascension,” Tur concluded.
The MSNBC host’s statement came just days after it was reported that a White House aide dismissed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) saying he would not vote to confirm Gina Haspel as CIA Director by asserting that the 81-year-old statesman is “dying anyway.”
The White House has not issued an apology for the statement and the White House aide who uttered the comment still has her job. The aide called McCain’s daughter, The View co-host Meghan McCain last week to apologize.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney defended the White House aide’s comments over the weekend, saying the remarks were in a “private meeting” and were a “joke.”
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