On Monday afternoon, MSNBC reporter Katy Tur interviewed Republican Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska in a segment titled ‘The First 100 Days.’
During the interview, Tur suggests President Trump and his tumultuous relationship with the media could spark the unexpected deaths of journalists.
She even makes a comparison between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been known to execute his opposition.
Tur made the following comment regarding the possibility of Trump “offing” journalists:
“As we know, there’s, since 2000, been a couple dozen suspicious deaths of journalists in Russia who came out against the government there. Donald Trump has made no secret about going after journalists and his distaste for any news that doesn’t agree with him here. Do you find that this is a dangerous path he is heading down?”
Sen. Fischer was not buying Tur’s rhetoric. In response to the reporter’s inquiry, Fischer says its Trump’s responsibility to maintain amicable and working relationships with world leaders for the benefit of the United States. Fischer further adds that this includes Putin, who she believes will not undermine Trump.
“Trump will have very firm, very harsh, if need be, conversations with Putin … And the United States will not allow Putin to re-establish some kind of empire for himself,” Fischer told Tur definitively.
The exchange can be viewed in the video below:
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