Ali Velshi hammered Wilbur Ross on Tuesday’s MSNBC Live over the commerce secretary’s recent labeling of the U.S. airstrike on Syria as “after-dinner entertainment.”
“You and I have rules — we’re journalists. We both know Wilbur Ross. That’s disgusting. That’s disgusting. ‘After-dinner entertainment’ is not killing people — even if they’re bad people,” Velshi contended.
Anchor Stephanie Ruhle raised Ross’s controversial remarks during a panel discussion segment. Ruhle noted that the Cabinet secretary also added that “it didn’t cost the President anything to have that entertainment.” She continued by correcting Ross: “Guess what? You did, because that bombing cost $60 million.”
Ruhle then wondered, “But a president who’s saying, ‘I am the man of the people’ — how do you have someone saying this standing next to you?”
Velshi answered with his repeated “disgusting” term of Ross’s comments. He added, “I’m going to give Wilbur credit for the fact that in the business world, you can say things like that. In the political/public service world, you can’t. I hope there’s an apology forthcoming.”
This isn’t the first time that the MSNBC anchor has criticized the Trump administration. A week earlier, the bald TV personality mocked the President’s tax proposal by snarking that he had a “better chance of growing a full, thick Afro” than for the economy to grow under the plan.
Back in March 2017, Velshi underlined that the “elderly,” “poor,” and “sick” would become “losers” under any Republican replacement proposal for Obamacare.
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