Maddow Tries and Fails to Defend Media’s Trump Obsession to Conservative Guest Sarah Isgur Flores


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<p>In the wee hours of MSNBC&rsquo;s live coverage of caucus and primary results in Arizona, Idaho, and Utah, co-host Rachel Maddow attempted to mount a forceful defense of the media&rsquo;s obsessive attention to Donald Trump (to the detriment of the other Republican candidates) but was met with firm opposition by former Carly Fiorina deputy campaign manager Sarah Isgur Flores.&nbsp;</p>

<p>The brief and civil but tense debate was touched off by Maddow asking Flores how current and former Republican Governors Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and Scott Walker <strong>&ldquo;flame[d] out so bad and so early&rdquo;</strong> despite being seen by many as<strong> &ldquo;sort of less complicated messengers of that conservative message.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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