‘You’re On the Take!’ CNN Guest Angrily Accuses Fellow Panelist of Shilling for Koch Brothers


Economist Jeff Sachs absolutely went off against President Donald Trump and the White House at large for the decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord on CNN Friday.

“It’s just unbelievable,” Sachs said. “Every word has been a lie for the last two days.”

And then, he turned his fire on fellow CNN panelist and former Trump consultant Stephen Moore, who is CNN’s senior economic analyst. He also is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank that is, at least in part, funded by the Koch brothers.

And it is this latter role that Sachs believes disqualifies Moore from being a CNN analyst.

And you have Stephen Moore. And he is from the Heritage Foundation, paid for by the Koch brothers that have engineered the whole story here. So it’s just endless big money of the Koch brothers is behind this. And Mr. Moore and his heritage foundation is a Koch brothers-financed operation. And this is corruption! And it’s so clear and it’s disgusting after a while because they’re all lying.

Moore responded:

“Jeff just needs to get his facts straight,” Moore said. “We get less than three percent of our budget from the Kochs.”

And Sachs countered angrily:

“I know where I’m getting my facts from! You’re on the take!”

Sachs added, as a parting shot:

“I am shocked that you are a correspondent for this network.”

Watch the intense skirmish above, via CNN.

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