2024 GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy gave CNN’s Abby Phillip an on-air shellacking when she tried to walk the articulate businessman into an apparent ‘gotcha’ question.
During a CNN NewsNight interview, Phillip brought up former President Donald Trump’s description of “the radical left thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our country.” Borrowing a page from the New Republic, she asked “Do you believe that that is, as your Republican colleague Chris Christie said, ‘Neo-Nazi rhetoric’?”
Ramaswamy’s response was explosive.
“This is a classic mainstream media move. Pick some individual phrase of Donald Trump. Focus on literally that word without actually interrogating the substance of what’s at issue,” he began.
“The word was chosen for a reason. It’s actually describing a series of behaviors. You have Antifa and other related groups that have been burning down cities for the last three years in this country. They’re violating the rule of law. We have an invasion on our southern border. We have millions of people crossing our southern border. “
He concluded by chiding the CNN anchor, “Let’s talk about the…
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