Katy Tur and Trump lackey Francis Rooney matched wits this morning, which was like watching 2 koala bears take an algebra test:
KT: A lot of folks in the Trump administration…have a friendlier view of Russia than…past administrations.
FR: It was Obama that leaned over to Putin and said ‘I’ll have a little more flexibility to give you what you want after the reelection’.
KT: I’m sorry, I don’t know what you’re referring to.
First of all, Obama in 2012 did in fact “lean over” and promise more “flexibility” to the Russian president.
But that Russian president wasn’t Vladimir Putin– as Rooney claimed– it was then-President and current-Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev:
Katy has since tried to play it off like an “honest” mistake:
And I'd rather be honest about what I know and don't know in the moment. Got off air, did the research, then talked about it at 5pm on MTPD. https://t.co/BJ3RCJheIg
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) February 20, 2017
She makes no apologies, however, for making this condescending face– clearly assuming that the rube congressman was totally full of shit:
Though to be fair that was hot and I would do her.