CNN’s Bakari Sellers Tussles With David Urban: Gates…Cohen…Manafort…’How Many Felons Do You Want’ Around Trump?


Thursday night on CNN, Bakari Sellers battled former Donald Trump campaign advisor David Urban over the number of felons connected with the president.

In a tense clash on Anderson Cooper: 360, Sellers asked Urban how he might react if a Democrat were in the oval office and connected with people like Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, and George Papodopoulos.

“To my Republican friends, like David and many others, the only thing I can ask you is; What happens if this was a President Obama or a President Clinton?” Sellers said. “I mean, you would be literally pulling your hair out on TV, calling them anything but a child of God to have all of these individuals around him which are felons.”

Later in the conversation, Urban noted that Roger Stone has not yet been convicted. Sellers promptly cited several Trump-connected figures who either have been convicted, or cut plea deals.

“Michael Cohen is a felon,” Sellers said. “Rick Gates is a felon. George Papadopoulos is a felon. I mean, how many felons do you want around him? Six or seven? What’s enough?”

Watch above, via CNN.

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