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After Bitter Segment Fmr. Clinton Adviser Tells Fox News Host ‘I’m Never Coming on This Show Again’

In a shouting match over tax reform, Fox News host Melissa Francis called out former Bill Clinton advisor and New Policy Institute head Simon Rosenburg for using “talking points” instead of answering questions.

When Rosenburg didn’t directly answer an inquiry about a bipartisan solution to the Republican’s tax reform bill, Francis interrupted him multiple times to stop his attack on the GOP’s approach.

“Well, you are doing talking points,” said Francis — to which Rosenburg responded, “it is insulting you say that to me as if I don’t understand what I’m saying.”

The former Clinton staffer finally was able to get out his “talking points,” saying:

“Democrats are not going to support tax reform that dramatically cuts taxes on people that don’t need tax cuts and prevents middle class people from sharing in the benefits of these tax cuts while driving up the deficit. We will never support that framework. So if they want to move as senator said to a staying focused on the middle class and not driving up the deficit. that’s what the Democrats want to do.”

Rosenburg went on to claim that Francis “does the same thing over and over again” every time he comes on her show. Ultimately, he did not offer any bipartisan solution to the GOP bill because Democrats “reject the frame,” as he believes it would lower taxes on the wealthy and raise them on the middle class.

The segment ended in Francis attempting to reconcile over the feisty back-and-forth by suggesting the two grab drinks sometime soon — but it seems that Rosenburg wasn’t having it.

“Melissa, don’t worry, because I’m never coming back on this show ever again, so it doesn’t really matter, thank you,” said Rosenburg — removing his mic and preparing his exit while he was still on air.

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