MSNBC Commentator Blasts Pro-Trump Guest For Invoking Her Genderqueer Son: ‘You’re a Sham!’


An MSNBC panel went off-the-rails Thursday over the subject of President Donald Trump‘s rhetoric.

In an MSNBC Live segment fronted by Stephanie Ruhle, the host — along with progressive former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn — battled conservative commentator and former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth over the president’s op-ed in USA Today, which the Washington Post‘s fact check deemed to contain a falsehood or exaggeration in nearly every sentence.

“If you like you doctor you can keep your doctor,” Hayworth said — referencing former President Barack Obama‘s false claim that the Affordable Care Act would allow Americans to continue seeing their preferred physicians if they chose to.

“Guess what?” Ruhle said. “That hurt Obama dramatically.”

“If you’re going to start judging presidents by lies, you just lost everything,” Quinn added.

“Stephanie’s the one judging presidents by lies,” Hayworth said. “I’m not.”

“Excuse me,” Ruhle said. “You could say the president has fulfilled campaign promise after campaign promise…And you know what? Those are great. But that doesn’t change the fact that the man who lives in the White House lies. Every. Damn. Day.”

Hayworth continued to tout the president’s policies, claiming his policies “elevate all Americans.”

“You know what, Nan? He’s not elevating every American,” Quinn countered. “He’s trashing rights for the LGBT community.

“How?!” Hayworth said.

“Trying to ban transgender soldiers in the military,” Quinn said.

Hayworth tried to interject, but Quinn fired back.

“Don’t interrupt me when I’m talking about the LGBT community and our rights,” said Quinn, who is openly gay. “He has attacked our community. Don’t ever say again that he’s…trying to forward everyone’s rights when communities like mine are under attack.

“Christine, I have a son who’s genderqueer,” Hayworth said.

“That’s a ridiculous statement!” Quinn said. “Then you’re a sham!”

“I am not a sham!” Hayworth replied.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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