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In the Name of Fact-Checking, These MSNBC Hosts Were Blatantly Rude to a Trump Surrogate

Brad Thomas, a real estate investor and Trump surrogate, probably didn’t expect this treatment when he agreed to appear on MSNBC. But Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle weren’t going to allow him to be a guest on their show with dignity. In the name of fact checking, they interrupted him as he tried to talk about job creation, taxation, and infrastructure. Is it possible that they brought in this low-level Trump surrogate, rather than an actual administration official, in order to bully him? They brought this guy on rather than, say, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney or Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. They brought him on knowing that he might not have all his facts and figures figured out. Maybe they’re not fact checkers, but are actually cowardly bullies?