MSNBC’s Katy Tur falsely claimed on Monday that the Republican Party was opposed to arming Ukraine in their opposition of Russia and later admitted she didn’t know what she was talking about after she was corrected on air.
“At the Republican National Convention, the Republican party decided not to arm Ukraine,” Tur said.
“But Ukraine is armed today, Katy,” former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg fired back. “They are armed now.”
“I don’t know,” Tur said after becoming frustrated.
The Washington Post reported last December that the Trump administration “approved the largest U.S. commercial sale of lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine since 2014.”
The Free Beacon notes that the Trump campaign changed the language in the GOP platform in 2016 to state the U.S. would give Ukraine “appropriate assistance” against Russia instead of “lethal defensive weapons.”