MSNBC's Katy Tur said Thursday that Donald Trump is putting Donald Trump first, not America first. She said he is "putting Putin before the American public" and siding with Russia over the U.S. intelligence community. Tur accused Trump of trying to undermine the authority and credibility of U.S. intel agencies.
THOMAS ROBERTS, MSNBC: We have to question the America First model of Donald Trump because he's, right now, putting himself to doubt the U.S. intelligence and putting Putin first.
KATY TUR, MSNBC: He's putting Donald Trump first before America first and Donald Trump is somebody that would be affected negatively if this turns out to be true and if the public entirely believes if this is true.
And in the other sense, yes, he is putting Putin before the American public, siding with them, saying absolutely, they had nothing to do with it, there is no evidence. You cannot prove it unless you find somebody in the middle of hacking.
He's not siding with the U.S. intelligence community. He's going at them, he's criticizing them. He's saying these are the same people that decided that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. So he's already trying to undermine their authority and their credibility.
He's going to have to work with them, though. And he's going to have to find a way to get on the same page. Because the intelligence community is -- they're going to be responsible for briefing him everyday.