Rep. Jim Jordan Refuses To Answer When Katy Tur Asks If He’s OK With Trump Lying

This was a masterclass of deflection and obfuscation.

The country was greeted this morning with President Donald Trump going on a crazed and fact-free media blitz with reporters on the White House lawn, throwing out falsehoods, misrepresentations, exaggerations and outright lies as fast as he could spit them out.

Hours later, during an MSNBC interview with Trump-humping Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Katy Tur tried desperately to get a simple answer from the over-caffeinated used car salesman cosplayer. Her question — is he okay with the president lying?

Noting that Trump lied at least 19 times during his impromptu presser, Tur presented her question to Jordan numerous times. And each time, he deflected to something else he wanted to talk to that was unrelated to the very simple question posed to him.

He mentioned the right’s favorite Deep State boogeyman, FBI agent Peter Strzok, as well as the Hillary Clinton investigation. Tur tried her best to pin him down and get her answer, promising they could talk about the IG report after he addressed whether or not he was OK with Trump’s blatant lies.

But that didn’t work, and Jordan continued to plow his way through, undeterred by Tur’s constant attempts to get a straight response from him. It just went on and on and on, with no real answer from the Ohio Republican.

Anyway, watch Jordan obfuscate and deflect above, via MSNBC.

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Justin Baragona is the founder and publisher of Contemptor. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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