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Ari Melber Reflects on ‘Strange Bedfellows’ of the Trump Era: Fat Joe and ‘Woke Bill Kristol’

Yes, you’re reading that headline correctly.

MSNBC’s Ari Melber took a moment tonight, in his last show of 2018, to reflect on how the Trump era has given way to such strange political bedfellows.

Namely, Fat Joe and Bill Kristol.

If you’re a regular watcher of The Beat, you already know of this weird, unconventional pairing. And if you don’t watch Melber’s show, then this is probably going to confuse the hell out of you.

Melber talked about bringing that unlikely duo together and even how “this was the year that many people began referring to ‘woke Bill Kristol,’ a tribute to the idea that people do evolve and Trumpism, like a lot of challenges, can create strange bedfellows.”

Melber even showed footage of Kristol and Fat Joe “cruising the streets of Manhattan” together.

“Trump brought them together. His attempts at division have actually united many, many Americans who might not have imagined themselves ever agreeing and working together,” Melber concluded. “So as we end this year, we did want to take a moment, enjoy that and salute those two for showing all of us some light and yes, even in the strangest of places.”

You can watch above, via MSNBC.

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