Tempers flared on MSNBC Tuesday when a former Trump transition team member and would-be White House staffer Anthony Scaramucci accused female anchor Stephanie Ruhle of coming across as “chaotic” during their interview.
Ruhle questioned him about Trump’s claim that his predecessor Barack Obama was spying on his phones, something Trump has not produced evidence of. “He made claims on Saturday that, at this point, are unattached from facts,” she insisted.
“It’s an unbelievable way that you frame the question…” Scaramucci responded. “The president feels there’s information he had that you or I may not be privy to that makes him think that.”
“To create this kind of chaos… we are talking about someone who has been behind conspiracy theories; the birther issue, saying Muslims were cheering in New Jersey on 9/11, the crowd sizes, the voter fraud,” Ruhle listed. “President Trump has made outrageous claims… chaos in this country is not something we want to create.”
“Okay, there’s chaos on this set. You’re obviously a little chaotic over this,” Scaramucci said.
Ruhle wasn’t pleased with that remark. “Excuse me, Anthony. There’s no chaos here,” she said curtly.
The interview continued for several more minutes, with the two evantually becoming more cordial as it went on. Ruhle finally joked about the friction earlier in the segment by pulling away her hand when Scaramucci offered to shake. “I’m kidding,” she laughed, shaking it after all.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
[Image via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? email@example.com