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Trump Surrogate on CNN: ‘Russia Did Not Seize Crimea’

vlcsnap-2016-08-01-08h55m47s964A Donald Trump campaign surrogate argued on CNN Sunday night that Russia did not seize Crimea from Ukraine, despite the fact that Russia recently seized Crimea from Ukraine.

“Again, Russia did not seize Crimea,” GOP consultant Boris Epshteyn argued. “We could talk about the conflict that happened between the Ukraine and Crimea, it’s an ongoing conflict, but there was no seizure by Russia. That is an incorrect statement, characterization of what happened.”

The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza immediately jumped on that comment, but was cut off by host Poppy Harlow so every guest could speak before the segment ended. Undeterred, he took up the challenge on Twitter.

Epshteyn defended himself on Twitter as Lizza hit back.

Watch above, via CNN.

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