MSNBC’s Katy Tur Botches GOP Candidate’s Name Six Times in 60 Minutes

October 12th, 2018 4:51 PM

While anchoring for a two-hour block on MSNBC Friday afternoon, host Katy Tur just couldn’t seem get Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis’s name right, repeatedly calling him “Rick.” Her confusion over the GOP Congressman’s moniker became so bad that even the college students at the University of South Florida campus she was broadcasting from had to correct her.

It started off mildly enough, with Tur referring to Rick DeSantis at around 2:30 p.m. ET, correcting herself a few moments later. She then proceeded to get the politician’s name wrong several more times over the next hour, getting increasingly frustrated that she couldn’t properly identify the contender for Florida governor. Tur eventually admitted defeat: “God, I will get it wrong this entire show.”

Watch the montage below to witness the news anchor’s struggle: