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CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Calls Donald Trump a ‘Bullshit Artist’ on Live TV

FareedFareed Zakaria did not hold back in his criticism of Donald Trump. Excoriating the candidate for his frequent tack of making grossly ignorant remarks and then trying to bluster his way out of  them, the CNN host said Trump’s method reminded him of a “bullshit artist.”

Zakaria was discussing Trump’s patently false claim that Russia President Vladimir Putin was not going into Ukraine, even though he has already seized the Crimean Peninsula.

“Every time it is demonstrated that Donald Trump is plainly ignorant about some basic public policy issue, some well known fact, he comes back with a certain bravado and tries to explain it away with a tweet or a statement. He did it on Brexit. He did it on the nuclear triad. He did it really on how U.S. debt markets work. He thought that Tim Kaine was the governor of New Jersey. And now with this,” he said.

“It’s sort of amusing to watch — how’s he going to pull it off this time? What is he going to argue? Usually he adds that the press hates him. But there’s a term for this kind of thing. This is the mode of a bullshit artist,” Zakaria added.

Such antics “can be amusing, it’s entertaining if the guy is trying to sell you a condo or a car,” he continued, “but for President of the United States it’s deeply worrying.”

Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.

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