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'You Are Okay With Him Lying!': MSNBC's Katy Tur Corners GOP Lawmaker Over His Shameful Fealty to Trump's Dishonesty

He seems incapable of answering a single question.

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No matter how much President Donald Trump lies, the Republican Party doesn't seem to care.

MSNBC's Katy Tur made this point Friday as she interviewed Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) about his refusal to criticize the president for his rampant dishonesty.

From the very start of the interview, Jordan refused to answer Tur directly. Asked how he feels about the fact that Trump lied 19 times Friday morning while talking to reporters, Jordan tried to talk about the recent Department of Justice inspector general report. Even when Tur pointed out that she didn't ask about the report, she asked about Trump's lying, Jordan wouldn't budge from his pre-arranged talking points.

But Tur didn't relent, and her repeated forcing of the issue of Trump's lying served to make Jordan look ridiculous. He tried to talk about the unemployment rate, North Korea, the Iran deal, and taxes, but it all showed how desperate he was to talk about anything other than Trump's habitual lying.

"I want to focus on what the president says, and why the Republican Party — and you included — are OK with him lying," Tur said. "Because that's basically what I'm getting from this. You're OK with him lying! So long as it furthers the agenda you're trying to push."

Later, she repeated the point: "How are you OK with the president not telling the truth so consistently?"

Instead of actually answering her, Jordan decided to try some lies of his own about FISA court applications in the Russia investigation — but Tur was able to correct him.

"You can't pull the wool over my head on that," she said.

Watch the clip below:

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Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.