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CNN’s Kate Bolduan Snipes at Rick Santorum in Tense Clash on Trump Ad: ‘I’m Not Calling Republicans Racist!’

CNN’s Kate Bolduan and former Senator Rick Santorum got into a heated back-and-forth Thursday morning during a discussion on President Donald Trump‘s new campaign ad — which depicts Central American migrants invading the United States to commit violent crimes.

In a debate on At This Hour, Bolduan pressed Santorum on whether he supports the ad.

“That campaign video that the president put out is something we haven’t seen in decades, in the tone, the tenor, just the racist overtones of it all,” Bolduan said. “Are you supportive of that?”

Santorum did not appreciate the question.

“Quit doing this, Kate!” Santorum said. “This happens on this network just way too much. That anybody that disagrees on a public policy issue is a racist! And you can be against illegal border crossings, and protecting our border, and not be a racist.”

Bolduan bristled at Santorum’s criticism.

“Come on!” She said. “You and I have known each other for a long time. Don’t paint me with broad brush strokes like that!”

She added, “Every time there’s a policy discussion, I’m not calling Republicans racist! That’s not what I’m saying at all!”

Watch above, via CNN.

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