MSNBC Host Confronts Trump Spokesman on President’s Failure to Denounce QAnon
Trump campaign director of communications Tim Murtaugh struggled to explain on Wednesday why Republicans and President Donald Trump won’t condemn the unhinged conspiracy theory QAnon, claiming it was just a media obsession that the campaign is not “focused on.”
A day after the Republican National Convention pulled a speech by “angel mom” Mary Ann Mendoza after The Daily Beast reported that she boosted an anti-Semitic, QAnon social-media thread, MSNBC host Hallie Jackson pressed Murtaugh on the RNC’s decision.
“You had an on-the-record statement saying her video was pulled. Why was that?” Jackson wondered aloud.
“Well, I think everyone knows the story about the tweet from earlier in the day,” Murtaugh replied. “And people pointed to some really very foul and objectionable anti-Semitic tropes and different conspiracy theories and we decided to pull the speech.”
After Murtaugh confirmed that Mendoza’s peddling of anti-Semitic tropes was something the campaign denounces “fully,” Jackson pivoted to Republican congressional candidate and proud QAnon conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.
Read the full article at The Daily Beast.