MSNBC’s Katy Tur: How Much Credibility Does Trump’s Unity Message Have Left?


MSNBC’s Katy Tur isn’t buying President Donald Trump‘s new call for unity — as this call for unity was announced less than 24 hours after the President vehemently attacked the media, jabbed establishment Republicans, and defended Confederate statues at a Phoenix, Arizona rally.

While hosting MTP: Daily this afternoon, Tur questioned the authenticity of the president’s call for Americans to come together in the following monologue:

“It’s not our job in the press to tell the president how to lead the country, but it is our job to ask the painfully obvious question: is this how you do it? By going after who people vote for and how they get their information? By criticizing a war hero battling brain cancer while defending a controversial sheriff battling jail time. By trying to tear down the rules of government that require leadership through compromise, by threatening to shut down the very government that he and his party control if he can’t fund a wall along the southern border? Here’s another question. After last night’s scorched-earth rally, how much credibility does this message have today?”

Tur went on to say that Trump’s recent “unprecedented behavior” is not unprecedented at all, as she claimed his behavior has been the exact same since his campaign.

Later on in the program, she added, “In some ways [Trump’s behavior] is tamer, in some ways it’s wilder, but for the most part it’s the same. He still won.”

The MSNBC host’s criticism were a direct response to Trump’s speech to veterans in Reno, Nevada, where he announced, “It is time to heal the wounds that divide us and to seek a new unity.”

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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