MSNBC's Katy Tur: Trump's excuse for his disastrous press conference only makes sense if you watched it with a blindfold and ear plugs

MSNBC's Katy Tur: Trump's excuse for his disastrous press conference only makes sense if you watched it with a blindfold and ear plugs

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From the July 17 edition of MSNBC Live with Katy Tur:

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HANS NICHOLS (NBC PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT): What Reuters is saying as well is that the key word that President Trump says he forgot to say was the "not," that he saw no reason why it would not be Russia. Now, during that comments, when he was speaking in there in Helsinki, he said he saw no reason why it would be Russia, so trying to clean that up with an additional of one negation there -- 

KATY TUR (HOST): So wait, they're just saying that he misspoke now? That he misspoke? That's their argument? 

NICHOLS: According to Reuters, who was in the room, that the president meant to say he would see no reason why it would not be Russia and that he forgot that "not" in Helsinki.  

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TUR: That doesn't make any sense. If you want to say that he meant it would not be Russia, he forgot to say "not," he sees no reason why it would not be Russia, then you would have had to put a blindfold over your eyes and ear plugs in your ears and not heard the rest of that news conference -- which sided very strongly, to use a word that the president likes, with Vladimir Putin. 

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Previously:

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