MSNBC's Katy Tur: Trump's Speech Was Full Of “Inaccuracies” And “Dog-Whistling”

From the June 14 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:

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KATY TUR: There were a number of inaccuracies in that speech, and there were a number of accuracies, as well. He, for instance, talked about Hillary Clinton wanting to get rid of the Second Amendment. This is something he says on the trail all the time. That's not entirely true. She's for more restrictions on guns, but she's never said, “I want to get rid of the Second Amendment.” In terms of immigration, he talked about how there's no checks and balances on that. That's not true. There are checks and balances. And he also talked about -- and you guys have been talking about this --  the shooter being born an “Afghan,” which seemed to be a misspeak, but it's one that they did not correct, even in subsequent tweets or questions for a correction. The guy was born in Queens, actually just a few miles away from where Donald Trump was born in Queens

JOE SCARBOROUGH (CO-HOST): Very far from Afghanistan, just like the judge was born in Indiana.

TUR: Yeah, the speech was a lot of red meat. It was a lot of dog-whistling for folks that might be scared about what's going on in terms of radical Islamic terror. And it was a lot of blaming Muslims for what's going on and casting doubts on whether they are really American and whether they're on the side of this country or if they're secretly fighting for somebody else, or letting others go and commit mass murder.


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