During his fiery and bizarre press conference Wednesday, the GOP nominee once again swatted away the star NBC News reporter.”>
It was more than a year ago when, just a few weeks into his seemingly quixotic presidential campaign, Donald Trump had his first nasty encounter with NBC News reporter Katy Tur .
As Tur stumbled over her terms a little bit while asking a question last July about Trumps immigration stance, presidential candidates openly mocked her, telling, Come on, try get it out. After calling Tur a very nave person, he added, I dont know if youre going to put this on television, but you dont know what youre talking about.
A few months later, during a rally in South Carolina, Trump singled-out the reporter by name , dubbing her, Little Katy, third-rate journalist.
Undaunted, Tur has continued to cover Trumps rise to become the Republican Partys nominee for NBC News, and today asked him a vitally important question during what quickly turned into one of the most unnerving press conference of his campaignand thats telling a lot.
At one point, Trump spoke immediately to the Russians , who are suspected of orchestrating the hacker into the DNCs email system in order to help sway the election away from Hillary Clinton, telling, Russia, if youre listening, I hope youre able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.
Do you have any qualms about asking a foreign government, Russia, China, anybody, to interfere, to hack into a system of anybodys in this country? Tur afterwards asked presidential candidates. When Trump reiterated that he would like to see Russia release Clintons missing emails, she followed up with, Does that not give you intermission?
No, that gives me no intermission, Trump told. You know what gives me more intermission, that a person in our government, crooked Hillary Clinton Tur tried to interrupt, but Trump shot back, Be quiet, I know you want to, you know, save her.
That a person in our government, Katy, would delete or get rid of 33,000 emails. That gives me a great problem, he continued. Now, if Russia or China or any other country has those emails, I mean to be honest with you, Id love to see them.
During an appearance on MSNBC following the press conference, Tur told MSNBCs Tamron Hall, Im not good at being quiet and I wont continue to be quiet in any way, shape or form.
And perhaps in an attempt to disprove Trumps claim that shes merely out to save Hillary Clinton, Tur utilized her Twitter account to give the candidate credit for making one major valid point during what was otherwise a disturbing showing of ego and misinformation.
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